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Program Details

In a world where writing, communication, and critical thinking skills are becoming increasingly important, the Bachelor of Arts in English from King University is an ideal option for students seeking to pursue jobs such as education or journalism. An English degree is malleable, helping those who have earned it adapt and succeed in a variety of settings. An online-based program, this Bachelor’s degree provides flexibility and support for hard-working students with hectic schedules and bustling lives. A Presbyterian institution based in Bristol, Tennessee, King University instills its graduates with the writing, speaking, analytical, and communicative skills needed to thrive in a competitive job market.

Once enrolled in this program, students are able to focus their degree through choosing concentrations, being creative writing, literature, or a combination of the two. In order to earn this Bachelor’s degree, students must complete 124 credits, supplementing credit from another institution or King University or an Associate’s degree. Of the 124 required credits hours, 42 are devoted to classes in the core curriculum, 18 to major requirements, 20 to the specialization within that major, and the remaining 44 credits are made up of elective, minor, or second major courses.

Discussion and feedback are important and fostered; students are encouraged to engage in discourse with professors and fellow classmates. Major and core subjects include courses in an array of literary aspects, including, British Romanticism, Chaucer, and American Realism. Specializations are split between creative writing and literature, the prior including classes in screenwriting, fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. All those enrolled are required to take the 2-credit Capstone Seminar, which requires students to keep and preen their best work in order to form a portfolio. This portfolio is made up of 3 papers spanning the students’ academic career and development, including a document explaining their choices.


Applicants must have an Associate’s degree or 60 hours of credit from King University or an accredited institution, while having maintained a 2.2 GPA. Transfer work must have been completed with a final grade of C- or better and is weighed and accepted depending on the institution’s accreditation, quality, and program relevance; up to 88 credits may be accepted.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

King University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate and masters degrees.