Bachelor of Arts in English
Thomas Edison State University

Program Details

The online Bachelor of Arts in English degree is available from Thomas Edison State University.  This degree in English is designed for adults seeking a career change, advancement, or graduate education, and also offers personal enrichment.  The curriculum covers various aspects of literature and advanced writing, providing a greater depth of knowledge in English while also helping students develop a broad general knowledge of traditional liberal arts disciplines.  With this English degree you will gain a thorough understanding of the origins of the English language and its evolution and will also learn about the issues of gender, class, ethnicity, culture, and the individuals that are found in literature.  Students learn about the principles of composition, including rhetorical grammar and usage, critical thinking, basic principles of argumentation, research methods, and documentation skills.  Graduates are able to identify various genres in literature along with their historical and cultural characteristics and can identify literary devices, forms, and elements.


  • 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