• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Riverside, OH, United States
At the English program at California Baptist University, students master the art of writing and analysis while investigating a wealth of diverse literature, in courses that focus on everything from folklore to contemporary fiction. 
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Overview

English majors read wide-ranging texts from Shakespeare to Sherman Alexie. Well-qualified, caring professors bring a variety of global and Christian perspectives, sparking interesting discussions and imaginative interpretations during class times.

Why study the English program at California Baptist University?

CBU students and faculty are candid about their Christian faith and its connection to scholarly pursuits. Being able to teach from a faith-based perspective gives professors the freedom in the classroom to explore the connections between writing and loving God with all one’s mind.

The community among English students runs deep. They support each other through encouragement, prayer and laughter, as well as in practical ways. Students commiserate with each other in hardships, read each other’s essay drafts and share books or other scholarly resources needed for a project.

Career opportunities

  • Publishing professional
  • Teacher
  • Editor
  • Author
  • Copywriter
  • Technical writer
  • Journalist
  • Producer
  • ESL teacher

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    39 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Intro to Literature
  • British Literature pre-1750
  • Survey of British Literature
  • American Literature  pre-1865
  • American Literature  post-1865
  • World Literature pre-1650
  • World Literature post-1650
  • American Multicultural Literature
  • Rsrch & Writing in Lit/Lang
  • Literary Theory and Criticism
  • Shakespeare Studies
  • Lang Structure and Acquisition

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    71

    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:

    5.5

    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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 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

  • Official transcripts. Send us the official sealed copies of all academic records (including transcripts, mark sheets and grade reports, as well as graduation certificates, diplomas and/or completion certificates) from secondary schools, showing dates of attendance, courses taken and grades received. Transfer applicants are required to submit all official college transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
  • An essay or personal statement. Submit a personal statement (minimum 3–5 paragraphs) responding to "What do you hope to gain from your experience as a student at CBU?"
  • Minimum of 430 on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing  on the SAT.
  • Minimum of 16 on the English section of the ACT.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32942 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16471 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    32942 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16471 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Traditional Program Per Unit: 1,267 USD 

Funding

Ambassador’s Scholarship (Incoming Freshmen)

  • $12,000 per year
  • 3.5 cumulative weighted GPA and above
  • 1000 SAT or 20 ACT

International Transfer Scholarship (Incoming Domestic Transfers)

  • $8,000 per year
  • 3.3 GPA and above

Need-Based Grants 

  • Global Initiatives Grant – Up to $10,000 per year
  • Grant based upon financial need as determined. International financial aid application required.

Athletic Scholarships

Drama Scholarships

Journalism and Speech/Debate Scholarships – Up to $2,000 per year

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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