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Literature, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Saint Petersburg, FL, United States
The Literature program of Eckerd College offers a broad survey of great writing from English, American, and world contexts, combined with the opportunity to study selected genres, periods, and authors in depth.
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Students who major in the Literature program of Eckerd College work closely with literary texts, developing competencies in analysis, interpretation, imaginative and critical thinking, and research. At the same time, they are regularly challenged to hone their skills in reading, writing, speaking, and discussion. Many successfully pursue double majors or minors in closely related disciplines such as Classics, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Creative Writing, and Theater, and go on to graduate, professional, and law schools as well as to a wide variety of careers.

Careers in Literature

Our graduates have pursued many career paths, from business to law to education. Some have gone into publishing, journalism, and marketing. Some are now professors at other institutions. Some have changed fields entirely, going to graduate school in other areas or entering businesses far afield from literature.

How is this possible? Because our graduates are good learners, confident in their abilities to read and understand texts, to write about complex topics, and to research anything from Chaucer criticism to cyber sources on the web. The skills that an EC literature graduate gains are readily transferable to other areas.

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 include:

  • Shakespeare: Page, Stage & Film
  • Breaking Free: 20th Century British Literature
  • American Lit: Madness & Murder
  • Literature and Human Rights
  • Literary Criticism
  • Literature and Ethics

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.

  • 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 or Eckerd College application
  • Personal Statement/Essay
  • $40 Application Fee
  • Official High School Transcript and/or G.E.D. results
  • Admission Recommendation Letter
  • Proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    47044 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47044 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    47044 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47044 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Saint Petersburg

  • 1132 - 1750 USD/month
    Living Costs

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