English (BA)

The BA program in English focuses on effective writing, critical thinking and reading of sophisticated literary and nonliterary texts. The faculty teach courses in English, American and world literature, from the Classical period to the present; creative and academic writing; and American and international film. Internships in online publishing are also offered through ASU's acclaimed online literary journal, Superstition Review: https://superstitionreview.asu.edu/.

Students must complete a minimum of 12 upper-division credit hours of ENG courses offered by the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts.

Degree offered

English (BA)
Integrative Sciences and Arts, College of


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Career outlook

The bachelor's degree program in English prepares scholars and teachers for graduate or professional study and for careers in education, writing and other related fields. Career prospects for secondary language arts teachers in Arizona are particularly strong. More importantly, students in the program develop skills that employers value, such as analyzing ideas and problems, finding and evaluating information, communicating effectively and presenting clear and logical arguments. With these skills, graduates of the program can find jobs such as these:

  • advertising and promotions managers
  • broadcast news analysts
  • copy writers
  • court reporters
  • editors
  • English language and literature teachers
  • judicial law clerks
  • lawyers
  • legal support workers
  • marketing managers
  • media and communication workers
  • middle school teachers
  • paralegals and legal assistants
  • poets, lyricists and creative writers
  • postsecondary teachers
  • public relations specialists
  • sales managers
  • sales representatives
  • secondary school teachers
  • teachers and instructors
  • technical writers
  • writers and authors

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