Placeholder image for English

English, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Sweet Briar, VA, United States
Our programs are united by an appreciation for the power of language as both an aesthetic medium and a social force. Students read analytically, think probingly and write persuasively. They become part of a thousand-year-old tradition of shaping themselves and their world through the study of the English language and literature.
Access all 180000+ programmes, for free with Studyportals account.
account benefits visualised
Continue with
or
By registering, you agree to our  Privacy Statement  and  Terms and Conditions.

Overview

The skills students develop through the study of English are highly marketable. Employers value analytical thinking and effective communication — as well as historical perspective and the ability to synthesize the views of others. These attributes are mainstays of a major or minor from the English program.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Rolling Admission after November 1 (decisions and financial aid notifications mailed on a rolling basis after December 17)

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Composition 
  • Thought and Expression 
  • Women and Literature 
  • The Origins of Fairy Tales 
  • Writing Across Worlds 
  • American Fiction 
  • Myth, Legend, and their Retelling 
  • Forbidden Love 
  • Something Wicked: Monsters and Monstrosity, Medieval to Modern 
  • The Art of Poetry 
  • Passion and Romance: Jane Austen and the Bronte Sisters 
  • Mystics and Visionaries 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    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.

    Get a free IELTS practice test
  • Minimum required score:

    85

    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 ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®

General Requirements

  • Completed application — Sweet Briar will accept either the Common Application or online application.
  • Official transcripts of all academic work completed to date. 
  • If applicable, a list of current (senior year) grades
  • A general recommendation from either a high school guidance counselor or high school teacher which addresses the applicant’s interests, attitudes and academic abilities
  • A standardized test is required. Sweet Briar accepts either the SAT or ACT. Official scores must be submitted directly to the College.
  • A full credential evaluation from World Education Services (WES) of all non-U.S. high school and college transcripts
  • College Board’s International Student Certification of Finances
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      21420 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 21420 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      21420 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 21420 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

    Funding

    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.

    Wishlist

    You’ve wishlisted multiple studies. Did you know you can compare them side-by-side in our Compare-tool?