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Overview

At Park University, the Bachelor of Arts in English degree program is designed for students who want to develop critical practices in reading, writing, and thinking – which will lead to creative and humanist responses to literature, life, and intellectual endeavor. No matter what your professional goals are, an English degree can provide you with a skill set applicable to many different career paths.

Location and Learning Options

As a student in our 16-week Bachelor of Arts in English program, you’ll be required to take face-to-face classes at our Parkville, Missouri campus. However, our minors in English and Professional and Technical Writing are available either face-to-face or online.

The Bachelor of Arts in English requires a minimum of 122 completed credit hours, including 16 hours of English core curriculum, 9 hours in literature, 9 hours in writing and rhetoric, and 9 hours of approved English electives. Refer to your catalog for a complete listing of coursework for this degree.

Careers

Our programs will prepare you for a variety of careers or graduate degrees, including:

  • Writing (Creative, Technical, Scientific, Business)
  • Publishing and Editing
  • Communication and Journalism
  • Law
  • Government and Political Science

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to English Studies
  • Professional Writing in English Studies 
  • History and Practice of Rhetoric
  • Literary Theory and Criticism
  • Senior Portfolio 
  • Introduction to Literature 
  • African American Literature

Lecturers

  • Dr. Stephen Atkinson
  • Dr. Silvia Byer
  • Dr. Amy Mecklenburg-Faenger

English Language Requirements

  • 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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  • Minimum required score:

    69

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    525

    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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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

  • Completed online Park University application form. Please indicate your country of citizenship and country of residence, even if they are the same as the country of birth.
  • Non-refundable application fee of $75.00 paid as part of application form.
  • Application fee includes express I-20 mailing fee if admitted
  • Official or unofficial transcripts from your high school/college. Certified English translations of the transcripts should be provided for transcripts that are in a language other than English. A 2.5 cumulative (overall) GPA is required for full admission.
  • Students must meet one of the following to meet the English requirement of Park University.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    415 USD/credit
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  • National

    415 USD/credit
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Living costs for Parkville

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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