College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Bachelor’s Degree

"A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say." - Italo Calvino

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a concentration in British and American Literature grounds students in literary and cultural traditions while training them to be critical thinkers and persuasive communicators.  Students develop analytical and communication skills in a vibrant, close-knit learning community, and many have the opportunity to assist with faculty research.

An English degree also can be a springboard to enrollment in graduate programs such as English, law, American studies, comparative literature, education, humanities, communications, journalism, and English education.

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Is the English Program Right for You?

Are you an avid reader and writer? Do you enjoy a lively exchange of ideas in an intimate setting? If so, the English BA program at USFSM may be perfect for you! It is a great route for those interested in in-depth analyses of culture and aesthetics. This degree encourages students to think critically and share interpretations in active classroom discussions.

Future Careers

The high caliber of this intensive program strengthens students’ abilities to communicate, giving versatility to the degree. Careers that promote the excellent communication skills taught within USFSM’s English program include education, journalism, communications, social media, publishing, law, nonprofits, grant writing and public relations, in addition to many other rewarding fields.

Graduates with a BA in English have a broad range of career choices, making it the perfect degree for someone who wishes to capitalize on written, verbal and analytical skills in the workplace.

For more information on future careers and internships, please visit Career Services.

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