What will I learn?

The double major in Communication and English is designed for students who are interested in developing the skills of a professional writer as well as the liberal arts foundation in literature, creative writing, and critical analysis that prepares them for graduate work. This double major offers students a broad curriculum that builds skills in writing, research, and critical thinking. Students explore the world’s great literary traditions while developing 21st century skills that prepare them for careers as writers who understand how to use the tools of technology effectively.

Students in our Communication/English program have many opportunities to put their coursework to use, including being a member of the Maryville Paw print online student newsletter reporting and editing staff or the Maryville Magnolia literary magazine editorial board. All students in the program complete an internship, with undergraduate interns working at many of the top corporations, agencies, radio stations, and not-for-profit groups in the St. Louis area.

Students also have the opportunity to study Communication or English abroad during short semester break trips, extended summer programs, or a semester at Oxford University in England. Credits earned in study aboard apply directly to the student’s major and/or minor elective courses.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$26,070.00 per year

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

Start date

24 August 2020

Venue

College of Arts and Sciences

650 Maryville University Drive,

ST LOUIS,

Missouri,

63141, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have high school diploma; A high school grade point average of at least 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale).

For international students

To be considered for admission, applicants should have:

  • A high school diploma with a minimum of 22 units of credit including four units of English, three units of mathematics, two units of science, two units of social sciences (social studies) and three additional units in any of the above areas or in a foreign language.
  • A high school grade point average of at least 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Freshman applicants who do not meet the criteria listed above, and GED/HiSet applicants (who are considered on a case-by-case basis) may be asked to submit additional material, come to Maryville for a personal interview, and/or complete additional testing before an admission decision is made.

Maryville University requires that students provide proof of English proficiency for study at the University. The following are acceptable means of providing proof of English proficiency:

  • TOEFL: 69 overall with no sub score lower than 15, or
  • IELTS: 6.0 with no sub score lower than 5, or
  • DET: 40, or
  • PTE ACADEMIC: 47, or
  • ELS Center: Level 112 completed with a 2.5 grade or better, or
  • U.S. University/College Study: English Composition 104 equivalent with a “C” grade or better. English for non-native speakers does not qualify, or
  • A Level: 1 “A” grade or better in English or 3 “B” grades or better in subjects other than Math.

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Maryville University is a highly-respected institution offering more than 90 degree programs to a diverse student body.

  • Ranked amongst America’s top colleges.
  • Prides itself on outstanding and innovative teaching.
  • Excellent graduate outcomes with 97% job placement rate.
  • Diverse student body of over 9,000 people.