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English, Bachelor

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Alma, MI, United States
This English major at Alma College knows the power of words. It practice how to persuade, how to dissect and analyze, and most of all, how to build complex and beautiful things, whether it be a poem, a piece of fiction, or an interpretative essay.
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Overview

Reading literature is not just an entertaining pastime. It helps you understand yourself and others. By reading, we learn to read individuals, read cultures, and understand how language works to shape both. By writing, we learn to analyze, synthesize, and become powerful critical and creative thinkers.

The English department from Alma College challenges students to be passionate about words and to engage fully with the ways that reading and writing promote critical thinking and a deeper ability to see the world through different perspectives.

Career

Whether the goal is breaking into publishing or developing a career in grant writing, students who want to write and edit for a living have a lot of opportunities.  Students interested in careers in public relations or marketing can pair their degree with campus work in those fields and internship experiences.  

Students interested in teaching English find the program prepares them well for a career in teaching.  The graduates find themselves well-prepared, not just for the English subject test, but for the classroom. Students are exposed to teaching that engages and that recognizes different learning styles.  We offer opportunities to develop a deeper understanding of teaching writing through writing minor courses, and we encourage future teachers to develop the visual and digital literacy necessary to teach modern learners.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Course include:
  • College Rhetoric 
  • Studies in Literature
  • Literary Analysis
  • Elements of Poetry
  • Studies in Lit & Language
  • Diversity Studies in Literature
  • Off-Campus: American Experience Experience: Literary and Cultural Voices

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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:

    6.5

    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.

    Start practicing IELTS today!

General Requirements

  • Complete a free Alma College Application online or through the Common Application
  • Transfer Students — Official transcripts, in English, of all college coursework must also be sent directly to Alma from the institutions attended
  • International Student Declaration of Finance Form
  • All international students on F-1 or J-1 visa are required to provide evidence of sufficient finances to support their U.S. education. Sources of funding may be from parents, guardians, or a sponsor.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42352 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42352 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42352 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42352 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Alma

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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