B.A. On Campus


Washington and Lee University

48 months
56170 USD/year
56170 USD/year
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Through exploring a constantly evolving range of course offerings, English majors at Washington and Lee University learn the methodologies and vocabularies appropriate to literary study; contemplate the forms and purposes of literary art in a variety of periods and cultures; and investigate the intersections between English and many other disciplines.


The English department also fosters a culture of curiosity and intellectual endeavor, as well as respect for a variety of cultures and intellectual approaches, through advising, internships and service learning, study abroad, and extracurricular programming. Students who pursue optional creative writing courses balance critical study with creative endeavor, learning the history and forms of literary art as apprentice practitioners.

Key facts:

  • 35-50 students per graduating class major in English at Washington and Lee University
  • Gateway seminar, spring term study abroad opportunities, and senior capstone experiences
  • Internship opportunities at celebrated literary magazine, Shenandoah
  • 11-course major makes it easy to study abroad, double-major or complete a minor
  • Frequent readings and lectures by visiting writers and scholars
  • Compatible with pre-med or health professions preparation
  • Departmental prizes and scholarships awarded annually

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • History of the English Language
  • Gender, Love, and Marriage in the Middle Ages
  • Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales
  • The Tudors
  • Shakespeare and Company

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed Common Application or QuestBridge Application
  • A signed Early Decision Agreement - this is included in the Common Application for ED applicants
  • An official copy of your high school transcript
  • Official score reports from the SAT or ACT
  • Two Teacher recommendations
  • One recommendation letter from your guidance or college counselor
  • The Common Application Secondary School Report form, completed by your guidance or college counselor

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    56170 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 56170 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    56170 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 56170 USD per year during 48 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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