48 months
18627 USD/year
18627 USD/year
5540 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Department of Languages and Literature at Virginia State University offers a remarkably flexible Bachelor of Arts degree in English with 7 possible concentrations, including a Minor in Secondary Education leading to a teaching endorsement.


The Department also offers Minors in English, Africana Studies, Film Studies in Literature, Drama, Writing, Spanish, and French.


English majors at Virginia State University can find good-paying careers in many fields, including the media, marketing, program management, social work, medicine, law and others. Here are just a few of the job titles you might hold with a degree in English:

  • Technical writer
  • Editor
  • Copywriter
  • Proofreader
  • Researcher
  • Grant writer
  • Poet
  • Author
  • Journalist

Programme Structure

  • You may earn a teaching endorsement in combination with your English degree at VSU, which along with state licensure, allows you to teach at the secondary level.
  • Many English majors choose to continue their education by pursuing an MA or PhD, or they might earn advanced degrees in other fields such as law, political science, and history.

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

  • A completed application                                          
  • Completed International Applicant Supplement
  • Official or certified copies of all academic records in Native Language to include examinations from the examinations councils (copies will not be accepted). 
  • Translated academic records/ transcripts, originals only, copies not accepted (We recommend World Education Services)
  • Official SAT or ACT scores sent directly from test agency.
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores for non-native English speakers.
  • Two letters of recommendation – Freshmen only (one must be from your Guidance Counselor). 
  • Personal Statement or essay on your Future Aspirations                                               
  • Proof of Immunization

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18627 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18627 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    18627 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18627 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    5540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5540 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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