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English, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Students gain a thorough knowledge of representative works, authors, and critical theories. The program presents an integrated approach to the study of English, while delving into the nature of language in its literary and practical forms. The Bachelor of Arts degree in English is designed for completion in four years.

Students pursuing a BA in English at the University of the West have the option of selecting from two concentrations: literature or TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). Courses challenge students to consider different perspectives and to question their assumptions in order to promote reflective engagement with the text, with their peers and faculty, and with social issues and concerns of the day. In this way, each concentration not only introduces a body of knowledge particular to each field of English, but also challenges students to apply this knowledge to ethical dilemmas in the world as represented and discussed in literature.

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:
  • Survey of British Literature 
  • Survey of American Literature
  • Literary Theory & Criticism
  • Critical Reading, Writing, & Analysis of Literary Forms 
  • Buddhism in American Literature
  • Depictions of Asia in English Literature

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • Application – Complete the UWest online application.
  • Official Transcripts – Copies of your high school transcript and transcripts from all universities you’ve attended. Transcripts must be sealed and sent directly from the school(s) to the Enrollment Office.
  • Letters of Recommendation.
  • Personal Statement – A 400-500 word essay answering the question, “What skills and attitudes do you believe are necessary for a successful life?”
  • $100 Application fee – This is non-refundable and may be made by check or credit card. Please make checks out to University of the West.
  • Diploma – A copy of official high school diploma, or its equivalent.
  • Identification – Copies of two forms of legal identification. Acceptable forms of identification include: passport, driver license, identification card, or social security card.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12528 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6264 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    12528 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6264 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Rosemead

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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