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English, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Kansas City, MO, United States
The English program at Rockhurst University is dedicated to developing careful writers and engaged readers. Our course offerings and co-curricular programs reflect our belief that the study of English enhances our lives practically, intellectually, and emotionally.
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The English major offered by Rockhurst University includes four tracks, each with a minimum of 22 credit hours of upper-division coursework. Each track advances students’ skills in writing and analytical/creative thinking, deepens their understandings of the major developments in literature written in English, and strengthens their competence in applying critical methodologies to a wide range of literary and cultural artifacts. The major thus contributes to the education of the whole person.

Our students acquire the skills necessary to succeed in the workforce and, as importantly, to build a fulfilling life. English majors and minors leave the program ready to read anything and explain what it means and why that matters, able to adapt their writing to any new context, and empowered to see the world as a text to analyze, understand, and impact.

Learning Outcomes 

Graduates with an English degree will:  

  • Value the study of literature as the basis for a lifelong enjoyment of literary works, a spur to social engagement, a perspective on the diversity of human experience, and a guide for making ethical choices in their lives
  • Demonstrate an ability to function as close readers and critical thinkers by applying higher-order thinking skills to the analysis, interpretation, and critique of texts 
  • Demonstrate skill in writing by generating and focusing ideas, by maintaining audience awareness, and by exhibiting formal competence 
  • Make relevant connections between texts and contexts such as history, the cultures of science and politics and religion, literary theory, and other art forms 
  • Apply research skills, including integrating sources purposefully and gracefully into their writing 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure


  • Education Track
  • Film Track
  • Literature Track
  • Writing Track

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • Complete an online application for admission
  • Counselor's written recommendation
  • ACT or SAT test score
  • English proficiency: TOEFL - Internet based minimum score of 80
  • Provide an Official Statement of Finances directly from a bank or financial institution
  • Official high school academic credentials, translated into English if necessary
  • International students/scholars will be able to waive the mandatory student health insurance as long as their policy meets the criteria below, or they may enroll in Rockhurst's policy

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18900 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18900 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Kansas City

  • 980 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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