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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.
Official nameBachelor of arts in English
CampusUniversity of Missouri
Program typeBachelor's degree
Academic homeCollege of Arts & Science | Department of English
Delivery mode100% online
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission
Freshman credit hours120
Freshman estimated cost$43,758.00
Transfer credit hours60
Transfer estimated cost$21,879.00
*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.
Graduates tend to possess highly valued skills such as
- Critical thinking
- Writing and editing
- Problem solving
- Research methods
- Cultural literacy
As an English major, you will have an incredibly diverse array of job opportunities available to you upon graduation, from writing and editing to business and advertising. The online bachelor’s program at MU also prepares graduates for further graduate study in a wide range of disciplines such as education, law and the helping professions.
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
Typical program lengthVaries
Typical course loadVaries if full time or part time
The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.
Dr. Harrison researches and teaches Caribbean literary and cultural studies, contemporary global Anglophone literature and mass culture of the African Diaspora. Her first book Difficult Subjects: Negotiating Sovereignty in Postcolonial Jamaican Literature was published by the Ohio State University Press in 2014, and her research has been published in various venues including Modern Fiction Studies, Small Axe, The Oxford Research Encyclopedia and The Los Angeles Review of Books.
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.