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English, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Houston, TX, United States
The Bachelor of Arts in English from University of Houston Downtown offers students courses in US, British, and World literatures from the medieval, early modern, colonial, early-American, Victorian, modern, and contemporary periods. 
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Our award-winning faculty are scholar-teachers who offer expertise in subfields such as cultural studies, critical theory, rhetoric, narrative and poetics, and studies in race, class, gender, and sexualities. Students with a UHD English degree graduate with a portfolio of original research and writing on a diversity of authors, genres, and literary movements from around the world.

The BA in English from University of Houston Downtown primarily focuses on the study of literature and culture.Completion of the BA in English prepares graduates for any career, but particularly in professions that prioritize writing, research, editing, creative thinking, organization, communication, and a commitment to literacy, arts and culture, and the public good.

 Recent graduates currently work in corporate, educational, and non-profit sectors and participate in a number of Houston-area creative and literary arts communities.

Career options:

  • Writer, Editor, Journalist, Columnist, Reporter, Blogger
  • Proposal Writer, Copy Writer, Technical Writer
  • Digital Communications, Social Media Management
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations, Human Resources, Sales, Marketing
  • Law
  • Education
  • Communications Coordinator, Project Administrator, Executive Administrator
  • Staff positions with parks and recreation, museums, galleries, art spaces, theaters, universities, colleges, sports arenas, convention centers, churches, the zoo, and the medical center and health care industry

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

    Courses included:
  • Shakespeare
  • Mexican-American Literature
  • Studies in Medieval English Literature and Culture
  • Studies in Early Modern British Literature and Culture
  • Studies in World Mythology and Folklore
  • Studies in 18th Century British Literature and Culture
  • Studies in Religious Texts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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:


    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

  • Submit an Affidavit of Support indicating that a sponsor will be responsible for all of your educational and living expenses.
  • PERMISSION RELEASE FORM: In order to protect your privacy rights, the office of International Admissions requires that you give written permission specifying the person(s) who may access information concerning the status of your application and/or admission to the University of Houston-Downtown.
  • BANK LETTER: You must provide a certified bank letter indicating that your sponsor is financially capable of meeting your education and living expenses. The bank letter must indicate, either in U.S. dollars or in the local currency, the amount maintained in your sponsors’ bank account(s)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13180 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    13135 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13135 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    5117 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5117 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Houston

  • 1067 - 1950 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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