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English, B.A.

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The English program explores how literature and writing shape our understanding of ourselves, our histories and our cultures and is a springboard to many diverse and interesting careers. Notable professionals with a degree in English include award-winning film director Steven Spielberg, legendary journalist Bob Woodward and former MTV CEO Judy McGrath.


You’ll learn to think critically and creatively and hone your writing and communication skills, which will provide a solid foundation for a career in many fields. Our graduates have established careers in publishing, advertising, public relations, theater and film.

Students who need specialized expertise have the option of choosing the creative writing concentration, which develops compositional, reading and analytical skills in one or more genres, or the secondary education concentration, which prepares you to teach high school English and focuses on the state requirements for teachers.

Our professors are nationally renowned authors, essayists and scholars, and you’ll gain valuable, real-world insights from professional writers who visit campus. You’ll also have the opportunity to contribute to “Montage,” our creative writing journal, read original work in our student writers’ series or join Sigma Tau Delta, the English honors society.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date The deadline for freshman applications for Fall admission is February 1. Undergraduate Spring Semester Entry: 15 November.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Courses include:
    • Hippies, Punks and Rude Boys
    • Literature by Women
    • Literature of the Global South I: Africa and South Asia
    • Chaucer and the Medieval Period
    • 18th-Century British Literature (1660-1800)
    • Composing America
    • British Romanticism (1785-1832)
    • Contemporary U.S. Literature (1945-Present) 
    • Realism and Naturalism in U.S. Literature (1865-1930)

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • High School Transcript
  • A personal essay on a topic of particular meaning and interest to you should tell us who you are, and speak to your values, goals, and aspirations as a student
  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or others reflect your dedication and work ethic
  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of mathematics (4 for Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Nursing and Physician Assistant applicants)
  • 3 or more years of science (4 years required for applicants to the Schools of Nursing and Health Sciences)
  • 2 years of social science and foreign language
  • 3 academic electives

Tuition Fee

  • International

    46790 USD/year
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  • National

    46790 USD/year
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Living costs for Hamden

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


All admitted freshmen are given consideration for merit-based scholarships and recipients are notified in their letter of acceptance.

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