48 months
1039 USD/credit 31170 USD/year
1039 USD/credit 31170 USD/year
374 USD/credit 11220 USD/year
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The Bachelor of Arts in English at Old Dominion University requires a minimum of 43 hours in English, in addition to English courses taken to satisfy General Education requirements: ENGL 110C, ENGL 211C, and ENGL 112L or ENGL 114L.


At English at Old Dominion University intended English majors should apply to the chief departmental advisor for English to declare the major. Once admitted to the program, students take courses in two areas: the core (foundation courses) and the concentration. The core (22 hours) consists of a broad range of courses in several areas of English. 

Learning outcomes

The concentration (15 hours) at Old Dominion University is one of six areas of concentration (creative writing, journalism, linguistics, literature, professional writing, teaching) within the overall Bachelor of Arts program and allows the student to pursue that area in depth. In addition, students in all concentrations have two free electives (6 hours) in English at the 300 or 400 level. Because requirements sometimes change, students should consult the latest course requirement lists available in the department office. All majors must take an English writing intensive (W) course to graduate. Majors in the literature, creative writing, and linguistics concentrations should consult their English advisor regarding the writing intensive requirement. Students must maintain a grade point average of 2.0 in the major to graduate.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • English Studies
  • British Literature
  • American Drama
  • Southern Literature
  • Public Speaking
  • Voice and Diction
  • New Literatures in English

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application and $50 fee

  • All prior Secondary/High School or College/University transcripts along with Diploma or Leaving Certificate.

  • Demonstrated English Language Proficiency

  • Financial Documentation (seeking F/J visas only)

  • Passport identification page, if avaliable

  • SAT/ACT standardized exams are optional, though highly recommended

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31170 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1039 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    31170 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1039 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    11220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 374 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Norfolk

1100 - 1900 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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