English: Online bachelor’s degree
Bachelor of arts in English (BA)
- Program type: Bachelor’s degree
- Academic home: College of Arts and Science | Department of English
- Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission
- Delivery mode: 100 percent online
- Total credit hours: 120
- Typical transfer student needs: 60 credit hours
- Typical program cost: $21,379.80*
*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, course choices at Mizzou and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.
How an online English bachelor’s degree can help you
Turn your passion for reading and writing into a rewarding career. A bachelor’s degree in English helps prepare graduates to become articulate global citizens who can:
- Understand literary and cultural works from across history;
- Analyze how changing media affect the world;
- Communicate clearly and creatively.
No matter where you are in your career, a bachelor’s degree in English from Mizzou will help you stand out. Prepare to enter the workforce, change your career or advance your current position. Our faculty are nationally recognized scholars and writers who provide a high-quality education to our students. Read more about some of our faculty’s published work.
Program structure and topics
The online bachelor’s in English is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.
Online courses have varying lengths. Time to graduation depends on how many credit hours you transfer and whether you study part time or full time.
Course work covers
- American and British literature
- Writing about literature
- Creative writing
- History of the English language
- Research methods
Meet our faculty
Associate Professor and Chair
Dr. Socarides’ research and teaching focuses on 19th-century American literature and culture, poetry and poetics, and women’s literature. She is the author of Dickinson Unbound: Paper, Process, Poetics, a literary journey that takes readers through the actual steps and stages of Emily Dickinson’s creative process. She has been awarded the Provost Outstanding Junior Faculty Teaching Award and the William T. Kemper Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching.
Dr. Kerwin teaches Shakespeare and early British poetry, as well as Irish literature, literature and medicine, world drama and fiction of immigration to America. His book Beyond the Body: The Boundaries of Medicine and English Renaissance Drama considers medical instability and Renaissance drama. He is a winner of several teaching awards including the William T. Kemper Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching.
Ask us about this program
This program is administered by the Department of English.