LIBERAL ARTS

English Degree

Liberal Arts Bachelor’s Degree Programs

With a degree in English, you will study the language, stories, and poetry that shape our lives. English students sharpen their communication skills and explore literature, critical theory, cultural studies, and creative writing. Prepare for careers in a world shaped increasingly by the powers of text, imagination, and tale.

woman on computer at coffee shop

Take Me To

Why should I earn an english degree?

In Demand

100 percent of BVU English majors from the class of 2018 were either employed or enrolled in graduate or professional studies within six months of graduation.

Vital Skills

You’ll learn to think critically about your own culture, other cultures, and yourself by analyzing written works, movies, video games, and more.

Versatility

English is a skill you’ll use every day in every career—you’ll have plenty of ways to use your degree, even if you’re unsure about your career path. 

What Can I Do With a English Degree

  • Journalist
  • Radio, television, or film producer
  • Copywriter
  • Teacher
  • Public relations manager

On Campus

On Campus

Storm Lake

Why study English at BVU?

Real-life experience: The English program sponsors an annual, student-produced literary and fine arts magazine, FACES, and you’ll be in charge of all aspects of production. Students also edit Hot Dish Magazine, an online literary journal featuring works by high school writers.
 

Immersion: Blog and work in social media; listen to acclaimed poets, speakers, and authors; produce magazines; and take part in academic conferences, internships, and senior capstone projects.

Expertise: Work alongside award-winning faculty to build problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. 

Male facing camera

Join a Welcoming Community.
Share Remarkable Experiences.

TANNER JENSEN

Tanner’s dream job is becoming an editor. Last interim, he took the first steps in this journey as he helped publish Hot Dish, a BVU-sponsored literary magazine. Tanner reviewed and made edits to fiction and poetry submissions of high school authors and learned the challenges many editors face when judging submissions. He also attended the Luther Writing Festival, where he explored what the world of writing looks like. These experiences are preparing Tanner for post-graduation. 

Online & On Site

OnlineOn Site

Learn Completely Online

Earn your Bachelor of Arts in English at your convenience with our easy-to-access, fully online curriculum. With one click, you can view assignments and grades, set up appointments with specialized tutors around the clock, access the student lounge, engage in group discussions, or contact professors. Get the BVU experience on your schedule, wherever you are.

Learn at a BVU Site

You can earn your English degree without leaving your community. BVU partners with Iowa community colleges throughout the state so you can take classes in person with expert faculty in a supportive environment.

Transfer to BVU

100 percent of associate degrees from our community college partners transfer to BVU. Most AA degrees require 68 credits, and we make sure that they all transfer to BVU. Talk about saving time and money!

Contact a personal advisor at 712.749.1000 to see how your credits will transfer.

See How Your Credits Transfer

English Courses

  • Major in English (37-43 Credit Hours)
  • Minor in English (37-43 Credit Hours)
  • Minor in English (18 Credit Hours)
  • Major in English with Teaching Licensure 5-12 (43 Credit Hours)
  • Major in English with Teaching Licensure K-8 (27 Credit Hours)
  • Minor in English with Teaching Licensure 5-12 (43 Credit Hours)

Financial Aid & Scholarships

We’ll help you figure out your options for financial assistance and possible scholarships.

Learn More

English Faculty

Our instructors are committed to helping you build the future in Iowa and beyond.

See Our Faculty

Transfer Your Credits

Do you have previously earned credits or an associate degree? BVU accepts most—if not all—of your credits so you don’t have to retake courses.

Request More Info

Earn a Master’s Degree Faster with Our Accelerated Program

 

With the Plus One program, you can earn your master’s in organizational leadership within one year of graduating with your bachelor’s in applied studies. 

 

female leading a business meeting

Related Programs

On Campus

Communication Studies

Learn how to tune yourself to the important relationship building that happens through our interactions with others.

Learn More
  • bvu victory arches icon

On Campus

Writing Studies

BVU’s writing studies minor encourages students to view writing in terms of practice, process, and product in order to strengthen their abilities to respond to a variety of rhetorical situations.

Learn More
  • bvu victory arches icon

On Campus | Onsite

English Secondary Education Degree

Education Bachelor’s Degree Program The English language arts for secondary education program will prepare pre-service teachers to enter the teaching field...

Learn More
  • bvu victory arches icon
  • location pinpoint icon

Sorry, there weren't any matches to your selected criteria. Please try a different combination.

REQUEST INFORMATION

Explore an English Degree

Find out more bout earning a bachelor's in liberal arts with BVU.

Step 1 - Tell us a little bit about you.




























Type "Unknown School" if no match




block-row__area-liberal arts--RFI