Bachelor of Arts in English
Thomas Edison State University

Program Details

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree program in English prepares adults for career change, advancement or graduate education, while providing personal enrichment. The program explores the various aspects of literature and advanced writing and enables students to develop a broad general knowledge of the traditional liberal arts disciplines and a greater depth of knowledge in English.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the origins of the English language and its evolution
  • Apply the principles of composition, including rhetorical grammar and usage, critical thinking, basic principles of argumentation and the use of research methods and documentation skills
  • Recognize and identify various genres in literature
  • Identify literary devices, forms and elements
  • Identify historical and cultural characteristics of literary genres
  • Discuss critically issues of gender, class, ethnicity, culture and the individuals that are present in literature


  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Be 21 years of age or older, or 18 years or older and an active member of the United States military
  • Transcripts

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education