The ability to communicate well is a fundamental requirement for personal and professional success. The 120-credit Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in writing is an ideal degree for anyone who wishes to become a professional writer, or who aspires to a career where communication skills are applied. The writing concentration explores various forms of creative expression through course work in literature, creative writing and non-fiction writing. Students pursuing this concentration have the opportunity to take courses in "Creative Writing" (poetry, non-fiction, drama), "Advanced Writing" (business writing, expository) and "Rhetoric/English Language" (logic of conversation, history of the English language, persuasion). The B.A. in English offers students both a strong traditional liberal arts education and many opportunities to explore other disciplines
Incoming freshmen must have a solid B average (3.0 or 82-85 grade point average) and an average SAT score of 1000 (Critical Reading and Math combined) or ACT Composite of 20 or above.
Transfer students must have completed more than 24 college credits. A minimum college GPA of 2.0 is required for application review. If you have completed fewer than 24 credit, you must also submit high school transcripts and SAT/ACT scores.