English, B.A.


The English Program offered through Nicholls On-line offers the following major areas of concentration: creative writing, literary studies, film studies, and writing and rhetoric. The degree is organized around a core of courses that will begin with English 220 designed to introduce you to the discipline, each area of concentration, and what kinds of jobs you can expect to find after graduating with a degree in English. You will find a wide variety of electives to choose from before entering your area of concentration, such as American, British, and World literature and the literary genres of fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and even film. In keeping with national trends in the study of literary works, you will encounter a number of timely and attractive themes addressing global issues.

What can I do with this degree?
The number one quality that employers are seeking is excellent communication skills, and a degree in English assures that you will possess such skills in speaking and writing. English is a generic degree that can prepare you for law school, medical school, graduate school in all disciplines and for jobs in administration, editing, publishing, public relations; and as a personnel director, business manager, computer systems analyst, librarian. The degree can prepare you for journalistic fields, such as writing for newspapers/magazines, TV, or working in broadcasting. It can prepare you for writing fields, such as being a novelist, poet, script writer for TV and films, dramatist, professional and technical writer. Of course, you can also teach with a degree in English.

What’s in it for me?
• A personal coach to guide you through the enrollment process and along the path to graduation.
• 100% fully online classes, accelerated courses, or accommodating class times.
• Credit for college credits previously earned from accredited institutions.
• Scholarships, financial aid and grants for eligible students.

Degree Length: 4 Years

University: Nicholls State University

Classroom Format: Online

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