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.
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.
Average Starting Salary & BGSU Placement Rate
88.89% of English graduates report they're employed, in graduate school or starting a business within six months of graduation
Go Far in your career
- Academic Advising
- Public Relations
Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in English are expected to:
- Use writing effectively — including current modes and evolving techniques and technologies — to explore subject matter and to communicate;
- Develop understanding of subject matter in relation to larger historical and/or cultural contexts, including multicultural contexts;
- Make connections between theory and practice, applying that theory not only to understand texts, but also to solving problems, and teaching effectively;
- Develop skills of creative and/or critical thinking.
Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012-2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.
Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The English program does not lead to professional licensure.