48 months
20720 USD/year
20720 USD/year
8000 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Students who earn a Bachelor of Arts in English or minor in English or Writing at Tennessee State University gain an understanding of the use of the language for both aesthetic and practical purposes.  


Studying literature and writing, students become familiar with some of the great minds in history and the cultures of which they were a part. Students at Tennessee State University may want to double major, combining English with another major.


  • Students who major in English or minor in English or Writing find careers as writers, editors, middle and high school teachers, lawyers, ministers, webmasters, and more. 
  • The Occupational Outlook Handbook is an excellent source for exploring careers and learning about the potential for employment and salaries to expect.
  • Students completing the University’s Teacher Education Program as a part of the bachelor degree program in English are eligible for licensure to teach in the state of Tennessee. 
  • Although successful program completion in Teacher Education enables candidates to be recommended for licensure in Tennessee, other states vary in licensure/certification requirements. Therefore, individuals interested in teaching or practicing outside of Tennessee will need to investigate state-specific requirements.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • American Literature
  • Literary Genres
  • Creative Writing
  • World Literature
  • Literature of the Romantic Movement
  • Shakespeare

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3.2 (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admissions Application and $25 application fee. (Check or Money Order)
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores (TOEFL/IELTS is waived with "C" or better in college-level English Comp I)
  • Notarized Affidavit of support and financial statement.  These documents must not be older than six (6) months prior to desired semester of enrollment
  • Official transcripts from colleges/universities attended in the United States
  • Official transcripts and authorized school records with a course-by-course listing of courses and grades received; such transcripts must have been evaluated by a foreign educational credential agancy, at the student's expense.  
  • Proof of required immunizations 
  • Copy of passport
  • Take the ACT/SAT test if under the age of 21
  • Please do not submit emailed documents to the Admissions Office

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    20720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10360 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    20720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10360 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    8000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4000 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Nashville

900 - 1400 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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