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English, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Waltham, MA, United States
Bentley’s English major is a distinctive new study of the methods, philosophies and practices of literary and cultural studies. The curriculum enables students to gain a wider understanding of our increasingly globalized and diverse world.
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To succeed in the business world, no matter what your passion — buying or selling, marketing or management, finance or economics — you need to be able to communicate.

In fact, written and verbal communication skills are what many employers say is missing among today’s young professionals, and as experiences of Bentley alumnae suggest, communication skills are a key factor in career advancement. An English major develops and refines those communication skills, preparing students for a variety of exciting careers.

 In addition, Bentley English majors complete a creative writing component, delving deeply into a variety of literary genres while crafting and revising their own creative texts. The major’ supportive environment encourages and helps students become both perceptive and technically proficient at crafting language and mastering marketable civic skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, and written communication.

This major is ideal for the business student who wishes to pursue a career that requires an understanding of how cultural texts work, especially with regard to the written word. Possible career paths include but are not limited to:

  • Writing for Web and Multimedia
  • Screenwriting
  • Communications
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Publishing
  • Journalism
  • Editing
  • Entertainment

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Film, Literature, and Media
  • Introduction to Cultural Studies
  • Four electives in the English and Media Studies department
  • Introduction to African American Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Caribbean Literature
  • Immigrant and Ethnic Literature
  • Passing in American Literature
  • Money, Love, and Death: Colonialism in Literature and Culture
  • African American Women Writers

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • Application form with $50 fee
  • Official high school transcript
  • College essay
  • Senior Grades
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Standardized test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    46370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46370 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    46370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46370 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Waltham

  • 1515 - 3140 USD/month
    Living Costs

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