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Bachelor of Arts in English

The Bachelor of Arts in English is a versatile degree that allows unlimited career options because students are trained to be problem solvers and communicators. Students with a UHD English degree graduate with training in persuasive writing, language and discourse analysis, critical thinking, and research. Individuals who have these skills are in high demand in today’s workplace. The BA in English focuses on literary and cultural studies, or students can choose to study one of three optional concentrations.

Optional Concentrations

  • Creative writing emphasizes the development of creative writing skills with workshops in poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and literary translation.
  • Film studies provides training in the formal analysis and historical study of film genres from the silent era to present.
  • English education equips students with the knowledge and credentials to teach high school and junior high English courses.


Students with a degree in English are trained at critical reading, advanced rhetorical argument, and ethical citation. English graduates are equipped to work in an array of creative and technical fields, such as::

  • Advertising
  • Copy writing
  • Education
  • Public Administration
  • Corporate Training
  • Publishing
  • Media Management
  • Technical Writing
  • Writing/Editing

Suggested Minors

  • Creative Writing - 18 Hours Minimum
  • Ethnic Studies - 18 Hours Minimum
  • Professional Writing - 18 Hours Minimum
  • History - 18 Hours Minimum

Degree Coordinator
Dr. S. Dahlberg
Room: S-1028
Phone: (713) 221-8949

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