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Bachelor of Arts in English

USA

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What will I learn?

The Department of English offers several programs designed to give students a knowledge of their linguistic, literary and cultural heritage and to develop their skills as writers and critics. Each of the tracks within the major has its own requirements. These programs prepare students for careers in teaching, publishing, communications, and public and private administration. They also prepare students for graduate work in English and in a variety of other disciplines in which effective reading, writing and critical thinking skills are important, such as business, law and medicine.

At least half the work toward the major must be completed at New Paltz. Students must earn a grade of C- or better in courses used for an English major or minor. English Composition courses (ENG160, ENG170, ENG180, ENG206, ENG207) do not count toward the major, nor do courses taken under the S*/U* (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory) option.

All students majoring in English (Liberal Arts) must complete at least 37 credits; English majors with a concentration in Creative Writing must complete at least 38 credits.

English: Liberal Arts major - 37-40 credits

Foundational courses..................................................................16 credits
ENG300 Seminar in Critical Practices (4)
ENG303 Introduction to British Literature (4)
ENG333 Introduction to American Literature (4)

and one of the following:
ENG343 Transnational Literature (4)
ENG353 Multiethnic & Diasporic Literature (4)

Theory requirement.....................................................................4 credits
One of the following:
ENG420 Literary Criticism (4)
ENG423 Contemporary Literary Theory (4)

English major with concentration in Creative Writing - 38-39 credits

Required foundational courses.....................................................12 credits
ENG303 Introduction to British Literature (4)
ENG333 Introduction to American Literature (4)

and one of the following courses:
ENG343 Transnational Literature (4)
ENG353 Multiethnic & Diasporic Literature (4)

Introductory creative writing workshops.....................................7 credits
ENG345 Creative Writing Workshop I (3)
ENG445 Creative Writing Workshop II (4)

Majors

  • Liberal Arts
  • Creative Writing

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Study options

Full Time (8 semesters)

Tuition fees
US$17,998.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected December 2022

Start date

Expected January, August 2023

Venue

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

SUNY New Paltz,

1 Hawk Drive,

NEW PALTZ,

New York,

12561, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must earned with a 3.3 (3.5 preferred) GPA in Psychology courses and overall.

For international students

Students must have a high school degree and a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale (or an 85% grade average or higher).

English Language Proficiency: TOEFL iBT – 80; IELTS - 6.5; PTE Academic – 58; Duolingo English Test – 105. Application Deadlines: December 1 for Spring semester (January start); May 1 for Fall semester (August start).

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

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