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English, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Worcester, MA, United States
Studying English at Assumption College will challenge you to address profound and enduring questions about what it means to be human through literary analysis. Choose to focus on literature or writing and mass communications, or double-major in English and education. Regardless of your concentration, you will master skills that apply to a wide range of careers.
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Literature poses profound questions about what it means to be a human being. As an Assumption College English major, you will explore these questions, consider the aesthetic and ethical issues they raise, and think about how you can live your answers. At the same time you will be preparing for success in the classroom and your career by learning to read, write, think and speak effectively.

You can choose to concentrate in literature and read novels, poetry, short stories, and drama, or concentrate in writing and mass communications and study television, radio, web sites and film. Both concentrations give you the opportunity to read, write and analyze a variety of texts and to find your own voice. Majors can specialize in creative or professional writing, journalism, media production, or create their own specialization. Several courses will also count towards a graphic design minor.

Features and Benefits of a Bachelor’s Degree in English at Assumption College
  • Study English with the flexibility to pursue your passions – concentrate in literature, writing and mass communications or double major in English and education.
  • Spend a semester engaged in an exciting internship for leading television networks, public relations agencies and sports teams in New York City;
  • Intern at your choice of over 70 locations in Worcester and beyond
  • Gain practical experience on-campus writing for Le Provocateur, the student newspaper, Thoreau’s Rooster or MUSE, student literary journals, or producing a television show for ACTV, the on-campus television station.
  • Travel through Ireland or England over spring break with other English majors and enjoy having your professors as “tour guides.”  
  • 93% of Assumption’s 2016 English majors were employed, pursuing additional education or participating in post-graduate service opportunities within six months of graduation.
  • Enjoy post-graduate success at companies like, NBC, The Washington Times, Worcester Telegram & Gazette and more.

Career Opportunities

Graduates with a major in English enter an array of fields including nonprofit agencies, television and radio broadcasting, journalism, advertising, strategic communications, education, social justice advocacy, media relations, marketing communications, internal communications, investor relations, corporate social responsibility, government relations and crisis management. They also pursue graduate degrees in literature, law, communications, higher education administration, and business.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:


    • Early Decision: November 1
    • Early Action: November 1
    • Early Action II: December 15
    • Regular Decision: February 15
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • English Composition
  • Introduction To Literature
  • Argument And Persuasion
  • Introduction To Journalism
  • Creative Writing
  • Speech
  • Film And Literature

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.

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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.

General Requirements

  • Common Application
  • A personal statement or essay (part of the Common Application)
  • Official Educational Records from secondary schools
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores, waived if applicable
  • Assumption College requires SAT or ACT scores if your language or language of instruction is not English.
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor
  • Bank statement which must be officially certified or notarized indicating that the candidate has sufficient funds to study at Assumption College. 
  • $50 application fee made payable to Assumption College (You can pay this fee through the Common Application.) 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    43178 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43178 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    43178 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43178 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Worcester

  • 1100 - 1620 USD/month
    Living Costs

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