What will I learn?

When you get a B.A. in English from UNO, you’ll know the fulfillment that comes from following your passions—and from being prepared to succeed in any career path you choose. Few skills are more valuable in today’s workforce than the ability to think analytically and communicate clearly. An English degree will prepare you for a huge range of career paths, from journalism and education to public relations and publishing. And you’ll be able to follow your love for words, stories, and ideas—all while moving closer to your full potential as a reader, writer, and thinker.

A bachelor’s degree in English can be tailored to match your post-graduation goals through hands-on internships, extracurricular activities, and four different concentrations within the degree. By the time you complete your B.A. in English, you’ll have a strong foundation in the study of literature, as well as the communication and critical thinking skills needed for a bright future in any career.

UNO’s Bachelor of Arts in English degree is an intellectually challenging, academically flexible program that will help you achieve your goals of becoming a clear communicator, a critical thinker, and a culturally literate citizen. In addition to foundational courses introducing you to some of literature’s most central texts and modes of analysis, you’ll choose from a wide range of electives that allow you to chart your own academic course, exploring the texts and questions that align best with your interests. Courses in journalism, creative writing, professional writing, and literary studies are regularly offered as well, so you’ll have every opportunity to explore your specific passions.

What You’ll Learn

A bachelor’s degree in English will teach you how to understand and appreciate the beauty of written text, but its utility goes beyond that. It’s the springboard that will elevate your skills in the humanities—exactly the kind of skills that today’s employers are looking for, and that will make you a more informed and thoughtful citizen of the world.

In UNO’s Bachelor of Arts in English program, you will:

  • Develop a broad knowledge of British and American literary history.
  • Understand the relations between texts and their literary trends and historical contexts.
  • Learn how to find and integrate appropriate and credible sources into written assignments.
  • Produce essays with a specific thesis based on analysis and research, effective use of support for the thesis, a clear plan of organization, and clear and correct writing.
  • Analyze poetry, fiction, drama, and nonfiction with an understanding of the elements of each genre.

By the time you complete your B.A. in English, you’ll have developed the skills in close reading, critical thinking, and persuasive communication that will set you up for success no matter where your future takes you.


  • Literary Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • Professional Writing
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Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts, Education and Human Development

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
$14,190.00 (10,54,235) per year
I-20 Amounts: USD $15,797

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected May, October 2022

Start date

26 January 2022


College of Liberal Arts, Education and Human Development

242 Bicentennial Education Center,

University of New Orleans, 2000 Lakeshore Drive,



70148, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a high school qualification and achieved at least a 2.5 core GPA, as calculated by UNO Admissions.

For international students

Students must have a high school qualification and Must have achieved at least a 2.5 core GPA, as calculated by UNO Admissions. English Language Scores: TOEFL 70; IELTS 6.0, Duolingo English Test – Minimum 95.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About The University of New Orleans

Based in Louisiana, USA the institution prides itself on providing a high level of education that is accessible to everyone.

  • Multicultural and diverse university
  • Based in the vibrant city of New Orleans
  • Financial assistance for 77% of students
  • Develops work-ready graduates