• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The English, B.A. major at the University of the Virgin Islands provides professional education which includes theoretical and rhetorical foundations that prepare the student for graduate study or a career in a variety of fields.  

Students learn concepts and skills, such as the ability to read and write the English language effectively, that are highly marketable.  

Key Features 

  • For the convenience of students, courses in the major are usually taught as V (video-conference) or OL (online) classes; occasionally they may be offered as H (hybrid classes) that meet in the classroom on campus at least once a week but have a strong online focus.  
  • English majors at UVI have sufficient freedom to pursue other academic interests within the liberal arts and social sciences, education or business programs, for example, to complement their study of English. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Three formal specializations, or concentrations, as well as an alternative option, are available in the English Major, B.S. degree program:

  • Literature of the African Diaspora
  • Creative Writing 
  • Journalism
  • English Majors may also design their own concentrations under the guidance of their advisors in EHMLA, or they may choose to take an assortment of English electives.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete the Application for Undergraduate Admission  (either online or hard copy) 
  • Submit an official high school transcript or an official GED results transcript
  • Submit official SAT and/or ACT results (optional)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13892 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6946 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    13892 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6946 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    4630 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2315 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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