Bachelor of Arts in English
Explore the rich history of American, English and global literature with the Bachelor of Arts in English in the College of Liberal Arts at Temple University. This 123-credit undergraduate degree program helps you develop the skills to become an inventive writer and strong critical thinker, which is valued in a competitive workforce. Learn to conduct research, formulate fresh and compelling arguments, and solve problems with creativity.
Through the English BA curriculum, you will explore artistic, linguistic and literary movements throughout history, deepening your social intelligence and cultural awareness. Perform in-depth analyses of classic and contemporary works of literature, examining major themes through various critical lenses.
The English BA prepares students for graduate-level study in English literature and other disciplines. It also positions students to immediately enter the workforce. Graduates are prepared to edit and write professionally in various forms, including
- grant proposals,
- legal documents,
- research projects,
- speeches and
Through a well-established internship program and career seminar, this bachelor’s program lays the groundwork for careers in several fields, including
- public relations,
- publishing and
- social services.