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English, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Monroe, NY, United States
Building on common foundations, this English degree from SUNY Old Westbury offers two upper-level specializations: Multicultural U.S.-British Literature and World Literature.
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Multicultural US/British Literature Specialization

  • This specialization is rooted in recent trends in literary theory and interpretation, which view U.S./British literature as expressing diverse national, cultural, and gender perspectives within a common tradition. Multicultural U.S./British Literature includes texts from both the U.S. and U.K. by writers of different ethnicities, genders, sexualities, classes, and ability/disability status. Multicultural literature focuses on the complexity of two countries in which people of many different cultures cohabit. 
World Literature Specialization
  • This specialization studies literature in English from outside the U.S./U.K. as well as other literatures in translation. This specialization speaks to the increasing integration of international literary culture and to an increasing emphasis on global culture. It is directly relevant to the sizeable number of Old Westbury students from postcolonial English speaking cultures and to others with an interest in world culture. The Enlgish degree from SUNY Old Westbury helps prepare students for graduate study in such fields as Postcolonial Studies, the Literature of the African Diaspora, and others, and for varied careers.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Literature Across Cultures:  Analysis & Interpretation 
  • Literature Across Cultures: Theory
  • Critical Theory
  • Women & Narrative
  • Lesbian & Gay Literature
  • Literature of Class & Class Consciousness
  • Extraordinary Bodies: Disability in Literature

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

General Requirements

  • SUNY College at Old Westbury accepts The SUNY Online application and The Common Application.
  • Freshman must submit a high school transcript and official results from the ACT or SAT I examinations. It is recommended that you have scores sent directly from the testing agency.
  • Complete and submit Old Westbury’s required Supplementary Essay.
  • Often, the admission process includes a review of letters of recommendation and the submission of mid-year or mid-semester grades. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8490 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8490 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3535 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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