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English, Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The English program offered by Western New England University prepares students to read carefully, think critically, and communicate persuasively. Our majors become engaged, independent thinkers with the discipline to shape their own insights into meaningful creative and scholarly work. 


The English program offered by Western New England University. The result is a set of versatile skills that serve our graduates well in a wide variety of fields including education, journalism and publishing, law, and business.

Why Choose English?

The English major is more than just reading and writing. It is the understanding of history, critical thinking, and the English language. English literature is not only about the plot of the story, but also the time period, character development, and social commentary of the era. By pursuing a degree in English, not only will you have a better understanding of the world around you, you will also develop important skills employers look for, including writing, reading with a critical eye, and communication.

Career Opportunities

English majors graduate with writing, speaking, and analytical skills that are highly desirable job applicants in a number of areas, such as teaching, journalism, public relations, advertising, publishing, law, and grant writing. Our graduates have been hired in primary and secondary schools, in writing-centered professions, and in a variety of business settings. Several work as full-time professional writers and editors. Many of our graduates have found jobs with large and diverse employers, including Baystate Medical Center and Mass Mutual, managing communications. Students seeking an advanced degree have gone on to study Professional Writing, Higher Education Administration, Law, Public Relations, Creative Writing, English as a Second Language (ESL), and Library Science, as well as in our own Master of Arts in English for Teachers program.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Western New England University has a "rolling" admissions policy, not a set admission deadline, which gives students greater flexibility in applying.

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

Programme Structure

You will focus on literature, the structure and history of the English language, and expository and creative writing. An in-depth study of the major texts in the English language, as well as translations of non-English works, is the primary emphasis of the major. You’ll take a variety of courses including Literary Theory, Shakespeare, Major Authors, Literary Periods and Movements, and Cultural Studies. If teaching English is your interest, you may pursue a degree in Secondary Education with a concentration in English to earn the necessary qualifications.

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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General Requirements

  • Forward official secondary school transcript(s) accompanied by an English translation of the document(s) as well as an official transcript of the in-progress grades when available.
  • Submit an Affidavit of Support form.
  • Submit an official letter from your bank (on the bank's stationery) declaring that the financial sponsor has sufficient funding to support the student's education at Western New England University. 
  • Provide a recommendation from a guidance counselor or teacher. 
  • SAT - Criticial reading score of a 450 on the old SAT
  • ACT - Verbal score of 18

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    34338 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34338 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    34338 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34338 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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*12-18 credit hours per term.

Living costs for Springfield

  • 1020 - 1350 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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