B.A. On Campus

English - Writing

Illinois Dominican University

48 months
33900 USD/year
33900 USD/year
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If you love to read and are a good writer, you should consider majoring in English.English majors study the works of great writers to deepen their understanding of themselves and the broader world. Majoring in English - Writing at Illinois Dominican University helps students develop skills in creative thinking, critical reading and effective writing.


The faculty provides a one-on-one focus designed to improve each student’s writing abilities. Student and professor review drafts together, discuss using source material and building arguments, and fine-tune the student’s grasp of writing mechanics. The result: better, more confident and capable writers.

The Department of English aims to develop knowledge and appreciation of literature in English - Writing and of the various cultures, beliefs and experiences expressed in this literature, as well as the faculty of sound criticism and skill and grace in English expression as a means of personal development and professional preparation.

The Department of English at Illinois Dominican University offers three academic concentrations in the English major: literature, writing and English secondary education, which is designed to help prepare students for teaching in secondary schools as well as graduate study in English education.  

Career Opportunities

Perhaps the classic career path for English majors is to become teachers after graduation. Many do—that’s why Dominican offers the concentration in English secondary education, precisely tailored to get Dominican graduates into the classroom as quickly as possible.

Law school, library school and publishing are other traditional favorites among English majors.

But English majors who learn how to employ the many “transferable skills” they gained during their time at Dominican—being able to think clearly, learn quickly, write well and see both the larger context and fine details—will find that employers in many fields who welcome them.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Medieval Literature
  • Autobiography
  • The Graphic Novel
  • Forms of Drama
  • The English Essay
  • Introduction to Creative Writing
  • Intermediate Creative Writing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete either the Dominican University online application for freshman, transfer or graduate, depending on your status. Freshmen can also apply using the Common Application, which streamlines the college application process for students applying to multiple institutions.
  • Pay a nonrefundable $100.00 application fee.
  • Enrolling students requesting documentation for an F-1 visa must submit a Financial Statement Form (pdf) to the Office of Admission. This is essential for receiving an I-20 and should be submitted along with all other admission documents.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33900 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 33900 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    33900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33900 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for River Forest

1100 - 1500 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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