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English, B.A.

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La Mirada, CA, United States
The English program at Biola University will equip you to wield it with confidence and artistry. Through the program, you’ll learn to analyze and appreciate great works of literature while also honing skills in communication, persuasion and creative expression.
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Overview

The English program at Biola University offers several key advantages:

  • Small, seminar-style classes give you an opportunity to form deep relationships with your professors and fellow students.
  • You have an opportunity to publish your work in The Inkslinger, Biola's student-run creative writing journal, published each semester.
  • English majors can participate in The English Guild — Biola's chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the National English Honors Association — which hosts conferences and social events.
  • Biola’s location in Southern California — one of the world’s largest and most diverse metropolitan areas — is ideal for internships and job opportunities.

What Will I Study?

As an English major, you will focus on developing your ability to speak and write with clarity and on understanding the uses of language as a means of interpretation, persuasion and critical thinking from a Christian perspective. 

Some topics and course highlights include:

  • Creative writing in poetry and fiction
  • British Romanticism and Renaissance literature
  • Race and ethnicity in American literature
  • Overview of 20th and 21st century literary theory
  • Major approaches in critical theory
  • Shakespeare's plays

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Race and Ethnicity in American Literature
  • World Literature
  • Studies in American Literature
  • Studies in British Literature
  • Introduction to Critical Theory
  • Studies in Shakespeare

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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:

    70

    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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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

  • Complete and submit your official application for admission
  • Submit a non-refundable $45 application fee
  • Complete the required essay
  • Submit an official transcript
  • Submit your scores from the SAT or ACT 
  • The student must be an evangelical believer in the Christian faith (the applicant's statement of faith will be articulated in the personal essay section of the application).

Tuition Fee

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    43512 USD/year
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Living costs for La Mirada

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
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