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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)



Students who complete a Bachelor of Arts in English learn how to use language and writing to transform society through the tools of the 21st century. English majors critically evaluate, interpret, appreciate and create a broad range of print, digital, aural and visual texts.

Quality classroom experiences

English majors develop an understanding of subject matter in relation to larger historical and/or cultural contexts. Students learn through immersive discussions, small class sizes, and recitation courses.

Students have the opportunity to work for Prairie Margins, the undergraduate literary magazine, and develop skills in writing, editing, layout, publishing and publicity.

Internships and careers

Our graduates go on to work in a variety of satisfying and challenging careers across various industries, including graduate study, law, teaching, academic advising, and more.

Career paths

  • Academic Advising
  • Education
  • Law
  • Libraries
  • Public Relations

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In the Bachelor of Arts in English program, students learn how imaginative texts address cultural concerns and shape the world around them. Students studying literature learn and apply critical terminology, construct arguments about literary texts, and reflect on their own lives and the lives of others. The program culminates in an experiential learning process, with students writing a thesis and presenting their work to an audience of peers and scholars.

Required courses

English Lit IMG 0266

Sample courses

  • Multiethnic American Literature
  • Introduction to Literary Theory and Criticism
  • Postcolonial Literature
  • Shakespeare

BGSU College of Arts and Sciences

The English Literature program is part of the English Department in the BGSU College of Arts and Sciences.   

Updated: 11/29/2023 02:35PM