B.A. Degree in English/Writing

42 hours, minor required plus 6 hours of same foreign language

The B.A. degree in English/Writing is designed to develop professional writing skills to prepare graduates for a variety of careers. Since writing well is essential in business and education, and since many graduate and professional schools demand exceptional composition skills, many students will want to combine a major or minor with other professional training.

An OC graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English/Writing will:

  1. Think both critically and creatively.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to understand, interpret, and evaluate works of literature (from the earliest texts to current best sellers), as well as his or her own work.
  3. Demonstrate competence in various types of writing that prepares him or her for graduate school and/or a job in technical writing, editing, creative writing, journalistic writing, countless other types of professional writing.
  4. Demonstrate the awareness of the power of words and language and the responsibility that accompanies the ability to use words and language in a positive way.
  5. Demonstrate an awareness of and appreciation for the diversities among people across the globe.
  6. Embrace and articulate personal integration of faith and learning.

Student must complete a minimum of 126 hours including the major, core, and minor if required. Elective hours may be needed to reach 126 hours. 

1. 6 hours creative writing 

2. 3 hours English gateway course

3. 3 hours individualized writing 

4. 3 hours technical writing 

5. 12 hours 3000/4000 level literature courses

6. 6 hours grammar and linguistics 

7. 6 hours journalism 

8. 3 hours Senior Seminar 

9. 6 hours foreign language

**Students cannot use a course in a major and a minor. If a course that is required in the student’s major is also required in his or her minor, a substitute course should be chosen with the help of the student’s advisor.

Related Careers

  • Teaching (elementary school, middle school, high school and university level)
  • Administration
  • Curriculum Development
  • Guidance Counseling
  • Public Libraries
  • Program Development
  • Literacy Programs

For more information, contact:
Dr. Cami Agan

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