Academics, UNdergraduate

English, BA

Spring 2024 | Session A
Classes Start

Jan 6

Session b
Classes Start

Mar 2

Program Overview

Do you correct other people’s grammar? Are reading and writing your favorite hobbies? A BA in English from RCU can build on those interests and improve your communication and critical thinking skills, including how to write and research effectively, analyze contexts of language, understand diverse perspectives, and serve within a calling. This program will prepare you for graduate school or a career in a wide variety of professions, including business, education, government service, journalism, law, library science, and technical writing.

degree requirements

The BA in English program will develop your communication and critical thinking skills, preparing you for graduate school or careers in a wide variety of professions, including business, education, government service, journalism, law, library science and technical writing. Our BA in English focuses on English Literature, writing and research skills, analyzing contexts of language and understanding diverse perspectives. 

  • Students will be able to effectively communicate using written texts for a variety of rhetorical situations.
  • Students will be able to access and evaluate sources of information; to synthesize, analyze, and integrate the arguments of sources; and to summarize, paraphrase, quote, and document sources in accordance with the conventions of scholarly research.
  • Students will be able to apply a wide range of critical theories to canonical and emerging literatures.
  • Students will be able to understand the historical and cultural contexts of language and literature with specific attention to human diversity.
  • Students will be able to articulate their personal beliefs, values, attitudes, and abilities in English in relation to the Christian story and service in God’s world.

Total Credit Hours: 120

  • General Education Core: 35 hours
  • English Major: 44 hours
  • Vocational Courses: 5 hours
  • Survey Courses: 6 hours
  • Theory: 3 hours
  • Language History and Grammar: 3 hours
  • Diversity Courses: 6 hours
  • Upper Division Writing Courses: 6 hours
  • Capstone Project: 3 hours
  • 2000 or Above ENG: 12 hours
  • Electives: 41 hours
  • Creative Writing Club

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Career Opportunities

Types of Jobs

  • Business
  • Education
  • Government Service
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Library Science
  • Technical Writing

$62,281

$164,200

$211,938

Avg. Salaries post graduation

Market Trends

Projected Growth (2021-2031): 4-7%
Projected Job Openings (2021-2031): 6,700

student experience

Internships

Clubs

  • Creative Writing Club

Activities

alumni TESTIMONIAL

I’m the development director at Meadow Brook Theatre, and I also run my own business, Walker Publicity Consulting. In 2016, I was named one of Oakland County’s Elite 40 Under 40, and in 2018 I was elected to the Rochester Community Schools’ Board of Education. RCU’s English program laid the foundation for my career. I was able to develop my creative skills while honing my technical and publicity writing skills that would lead to my career.

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