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Summary

Whether you’re a business-savvy tech writer, a passionately creative novelist, a future teacher, or a professional social media expert, the Department of English has a course of study for you. Our courses provide the skills that employers value: critical and creative thinking, innovative research abilities, and high-quality writing. These same skills make the English minor an excellent partner to any major. And the variety of courses online ensures a degree in English can fit any schedule.

Career Paths

English graduates possess a diverse set of skills and experiences that prepare them for a variety of careers. Fields that graduates of the Department of English have entered include:

  • law
  • education
  • public relations
  • publishing and journalism
  • technical and professional communications
  • government and politics
  • film and television
  • nonprofits

TRACKS OF STUDY

Creative Writing

Students in this track complete creative writing courses across at least two of the following genres: fiction writing, poetry writing, nonfiction writing, and dramatic writing. Classes consist of a combination of lectures and workshops, with a focus on feedback and revision.

English Secondary Education

The English Secondary Education track is designed for students who want to turn their interest in English into a career in teaching. Students in this track study literature, creative writing, writing studies, linguistics/history of the English language, and methods of teaching writing and literature on the high school level. Students in this track declare a double major of English in the College of Arts & Sciences and Teacher Education in the College of Education & Human Services.

Literature

The major in English with emphasis on literature explores texts from all periods of English and American literary history and prepares students to understand the relation of these works to the time in which they were written and to the present day. In addition to learning about different historical contexts and fields of modern thought, students will gain research, critical thinking, and written communication skills.

Writing Studies

Students in this track choose from courses which emphasize content areas such as rhetorical techniques in writing, professional writing, and editing. These courses provide students with an understanding of the historical context of writing as a discipline, as well as modern techniques for success in the professional writing world.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study B.A. in English.

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees

$19,872.00 (14,89,158) per year

From

19 Aug, 13 Jan

Venue

College of Arts and Sciences

Northern Kentucky University,

Steely Library 410,

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS,

Kentucky,

41099, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Applicants must have secondary school (high school).

Students required to complete International qualification equivalent to US high school.

Northern Kentucky University requires that students who are non-native English speakers provide proof of their English language fluency as part of their application for admission. Here are the minimum standards for meeting this requirement:

TOEFL (iBT): Composite score of at least 79, with a minimum of 14 in reading

TOEFL (PBT): Composite score of at least 550, with a minimum of 48 in reading

IELTS: Composite score of at least 6.5, with a minimum of a 5.5 in Reading and 5 in Writing

Pearson PTE: Composite score of at least 55

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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