B.A. On Campus


Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

48 months
36050 USD/year
36050 USD/year
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The study of Literature at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota teaches students to be skillful users and perceptive interpreters of the written word.


Literature students at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota electing the literature major at Saint Mary's become immersed in the literary exploration of the human condition, from the profound to the comic, which has been conducted by the great writers of the world. Students will study British and American literature and other literatures written in English, as well as world literatures in translation. Students develop their writing and critical thinking skills in small seminar settings that allow for exploration and discussion.

Students are encouraged to take part in Saint Mary's London semester, preferably during their junior or senior year. Students are also encouraged to study a foreign language. The literature major highlights cultural competency and prepares students for any job or profession that requires the skills of critical reading and analysis. It is also excellent preparation for graduate or professional programs in English, law, journalism, and business.

Students looking to explore a greater variety of writing forms in connection with literature study may be interested in the literature with writing emphasis major.

Career Options

Advertising, marketing, and public relations managers; copywriters; editors; elementary, middle, and high school teachers; news analysts, reporters, and correspondents; post-secondary teachers; public interest lawyers; technical writers; writers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Textual Analysis
  • Contextual Analysis
  • Shakespeare
  • Critical Approaches to Literature
  • Senior Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


122 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application form
  • Official high school transcript
  • Official Test Scores - ACT, SAT, or Classic Learning tests are accepted.
  • An Essay or brief personal statement. In 250 words or fewer, please tell us about: a significant experience you've had, an accomplishment or risk you have taken, a person who has made a difference in your life, a topic of concern to you, or anything else you think would help us learn more about you.
  • Letters of Recommendation are optional.
  • If you choose to upload a document, please make sure your file is either a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx), an RTF file, or a PDF file. Any other format (including Google Docs) will not load into your application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36050 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 36050 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    36050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36050 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Winona

800 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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Updated over a year ago

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