What will I learn?

The purpose of Troy University's English major is to prepare undergraduate students to enter today's professions, public services, or graduate programs with literacy in English and American language. They also gain a knowledge of the world's literary culture adequate for success in today's global culture. They develop skills in formulating answers to questions through open-minded research. They also develop approaches to logical, critical, and creative thinking. Some of the other tangible goals sought in the program include:

A development of clarity, directness, and effective personal style in the spoken and written language that characterize a well-educated person in today's global community;

An appreciation and understanding of the long process of development behind the language and cultural configurations that define meaningful communication today, and an appreciation and understanding of the necessity for carrying this intellectual development forward in a responsible way;

An ability to use linguistic and literary facts, which form the actual substance of the various areas of the English discipline, as enjoyable as well as practical assets in today's occupations and leisure activities.

As a Troy University English major, you will have every opportunity to exercise your grammatical prowess, develop stronger editing skills, dive into classical and modern literature and increase your understanding of linguistics and writing. When you kick start your degree program, you’ll begin laying a firm academic foundation with American and British literature courses. Later, you’ll be introduced to courses that are designed to help you continue building your understanding of the English language.

Within TROY’s English program, you can focus on the areas that interest you the most. If you aspire to write books for a living, TROY offers courses in creative and nonfiction writing with the options to dive deep into the study of fantasy, Arthurian legends or young adult, medieval, renaissance, Victorian and African American literature and that is just a small portion of your options.

Which department am I in?

College of Communications and Fine Arts

Study options

Full Time (120 hours)

Tuition fees
US$18,624.00 per year
USD $776/credit hour

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

Application deadline

1 June 2022

Start date

17 August 2022

Venue

Troy University

TROY,

Alabama,

36082, United States

Full Time (120 hours)

Tuition fees
US$18,624.00 per year
USD $776/credit hour

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

Application deadline

1 June 2022

Start date

15 August 2022

Venue

Dothan Campus

500 University Drive,

DOTHAN,

Alabama,

36303, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have official copy of transcripts or results for education years 10-12 and diploma.

For international students

Applicants must have official copy of transcripts or results for education years 10-12 and diploma.

English proficiency minimums: IELTS Academic: 5.5 overall bands; TOEFL Internet based: 61 total; TOEFL Computer based: 173 total; TOEFL Paper based: 500 total; Pearson Test of English: 46; Cambridge English Language Assessment: 162; Duolingo: 85.

Fall Deadline - June 1; Spring deadline: November 1.

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

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About Troy University

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  • Over 1,000 students representing more than 70 countries
  • An ESL accredited summer school
  • Scholarships available for international students
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