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English, B.A.

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Create a versatile career with your Bachelor of Arts in English from Ashford University. The online bachelor’s in English degree offers you a disciplined study of English literature and a rigorous foundation for the development of writing and critical thinking skills. 
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By deepening your understanding of this unique language, you strengthen your comprehension of our world and your ability to communicate with others in your desired career. If you have a passion for writing, this Bachelor of Arts in English from Ashford University will give you the opportunity to expand and explore your creative writing capabilities. You will fathom new insights into the social, philosophical, and moral themes that are crucial to a just society and global community. Upon completion of your bachelor’s degree in English, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of various literary genres and works in their historical, analytical, and sociopolitical contexts
  • Develop the ability to write creatively, clearly, and concisely
  • Develop critical thinking skills through intellectual inquiry
  • Demonstrate the ability to integrate significant literary ideas and themes into a personal worldview
  • Evaluate the power of language relative to ethnicities and gender
  • Analyze how writing, language, and literature function to shape human culture and individual identity
  • Apply effective independent research skills

Careers in English

No matter what career you choose, the study of English enhances your understanding of the world. Job seekers with degrees in English enjoy a broad range of job opportunities from which to choose. Many professionals find that English makes an excellent subject for their undergraduate studies, in preparation for earning an advanced degree. Just a few of the many professional careers that often begin with a Bachelor of Arts in English include:

  • Copywriter
  • Editor
  • Corporate Communications Specialist
  • Freelance Writer
  • Journalist
  • Technical Writer
  • Publications Researcher

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline. More details:
    • The academic calendar is continuous, rather than defined by semesters. Opportunities to enroll in an undergraduate program are available most every week. 
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Duration description
      • 5 Week Courses
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Attendance
      No Attendance

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Literature
  • American Literature to 1865
  • Business & Professional Writing
  • International Voices
  • British Literature
  • Literary Theory

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

Earned an equivalent to a US high school diploma at an international high school according to approved Foreign Evaluation services.

  • Qualified applicants will self-certify as to their high school education on the application for admission. Ashford University will also require that an applicant or student provide a high school transcript, high school diploma, and/or evidence of passing the GED or state certificate awarded.
  • Failure to provide documentation by Day 7 of Week 3 will result in the student being denied admission.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    510 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
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  • National

    510 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
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