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English, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
South Orange, NJ, United States
The reasons to major in English are as plentiful as the doors the program opens. English majors learn the intellectual and practical skills employers and graduate schools want: proficient reading and writing, critical analysis and the ability to express ideas. 

Overview

Our program offers a variety of literature and writing courses, with small class sizes that promote open, invigorating discussion. Independent studies and internships let you further tailor the major to your interests and needs. You may also work on Corner Pocket, our student literary magazine, or be invited to join the English honor society, Sigma Tau Delta.

The programme

This program combines a core of traditional survey courses — exploring the literature of England, America and Europe — with a variety of advanced, specialized courses that focus on specific authors and periods, or on creative writing. The curriculum is designed to let students follow their strengths and interests while building a solid understanding of literary periods and moments. Whether you pursue your passion for 19th century British literature, your flair for creative writing, your talent for literary criticism or something else entirely, you’ll find engaged faculty, small classes filled with lively discussion, and exciting literary worlds.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Introduction to Literary Studies
  • Great Books of the Western World
  • British Literature
  • American Literature

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • An application form including personal essay 
  • $55 USD application fee
  • SAT, ACT, TOEFL or IELTS scores
  • Official high school transcript (must be in English) with a credential evaluation
  • Official college transcript(s) (if applicable) with a credential evaluation
  • Counselor report and teacher recommendation
  • Application for Form I-20 (if you require a student visa)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19950 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    39900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19950 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    39900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19950 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for South Orange

  • 1702 - 4190 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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