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English, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months


The UM-Dearborn English Faculty is committed to this goal by offering rigorous, comprehensive courses that contextualize language in terms of the various traditions and genres of English and American literature, the history of the English language and the critical skills necessary to craft effective expository and creative writing.Acknowledging the unique perspective provided by studying English language and literature in a part of urban America that offers vibrant multi-cultural experiences, the UM-Dearborn English  major also exposes students to the future of English language and literature in the context of a global community both in — and beyond — Detroit. Therefore, majors in the English discipline may expect to develop a close relationship to the social ramifications of the written word and its potential for incorporating both communities and individuals into a larger, more internationally aware reading and listening audience.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Applications are accepted until the first day of class each semester. To receive full consideration for various freshman scholarships, apply by December 15.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Bible and Western Tradition
  • Classicl Lit/Engl Translation
  • The Bible In/As Literature
  • Engl Lit from Begin-1500
  • Engl Lit: 1500 to 1600
  • English Lit 1600-1660
  • Restoration and Early Eighteenth-Century LIterature
  • The Age of Johnson and Burney
  • Maj Engl Auth of the Mid Ages
  • Lit of Anglo-Saxon England
  • Medieval Mystical Writers
  • Chaucer
  • Studies in Medieval Lit/Cult
  • Shakespeare I: Earlier Works
  • Shakespeare II: Later Works
  • Maj Engl Authors of the Renais
  • Milton
  • Shakespeare's Contemporaries
  • Seventeenth-Century Readings
  • Maj Engl 18th-Century Authors
  • Restoration Drama
  • 18th-Century English Novel

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Freshmen who have attended secondary school abroad are expected to meet the same general admissions requirements as U.S. students.  

Academic performance in high school

  • Successful completion of secondary school program before enrollment at UM-Dearborn
  • Solid preparation in the traditional academic college-preparatory subjects is required (English, math, science, social studies), by pursuing a general academic (non-vocational) program of study - see specific requirements by country
  • Trend of grades and mix of academic courses will be considered

SAT and/or ACT test scores

  • The highest composite test score is used in the Admission decision

Language proficiency test (TOEFL, MELAB, IELTS)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    183 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 183 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    183 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 183 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    105 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 105 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dearborn Heights

  • 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.


UM-Dearborn offers many sources of funding each year to assist students with their academic and living expenses.  There are countless funding resources available from outside the university.  Students are encouraged to actively research all applicable scholarship opportunities. 

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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