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English Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Fitchburg, MA, United States
The English Studies major at the Fitchburg State University provides a solid foundation for a number of careers that value critical thinking, writing, and creativity, and that promote the articulate, well-read person.
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Overview

Career Opportunities

The abilities and knowledge gained as an English Studies major have such broad applications that career choices after graduation are almost unlimited. English Studies majors from Fitchburg State University have continued their studies in graduate programs in literature, education, creative writing, library science, counseling, law, and government. 

While our Secondary Education concentrators frequently find placement in area high schools, our graduates in Literature and Professional Writing have found careers in a wide variety of fields that include teaching, writing, publishing, legal applications, administration, entertainment, business, and arts development.

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:
  • American Literature I: Age of Exploration to the Civil War
  • American Literature II: Civil War to the Present 
  • British Literature I: Beowulf to Milton
  • British Literature II: Pepys to Shelley
  • British Literature III: Bronte to Rushdie 
  • American Literature I: Age of Exploration to the Civil War
  • Romantic Movement in U.S. Literature
  • Ethnic American Literature
  • American Drama
  • American Novel to 1950
  • Middle Ages
  • Golden Age of English Renaissance
  • Chaucer and His World

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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:

    79

    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:

    550

    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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

While it may be beneficial for some students to elect to be Test Optional, SAT/ACT scores may be useful (or even required) for some applicants.

Below are our Test Optional guidelines:

  • Applicants who have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher are already eligible candidates for undergraduate admission and are strongly encouraged to submit SAT/ACT scores
  • Applicants with SAT scores of 1030 or higher or ACT scores of 20 or higher are also encouraged to submit test scores as part of their application
  • Applicants with a high school GPA below 3.0 that elect to be Test Optional must submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher or high school guidance counselor

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27896 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27896 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    27896 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27896 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    21806 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21806 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fitchburg

  • 918 - 1900 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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