Turn your passion for reading and writing into a career. Gain the communication and research skills needed in the workplace today. Learn to think critically and write effectively. Welcome to SNHU's Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature.
Classes are generally small. The literature courses, for example, average about 20 students and the writing courses about 15 students, allowing professors to keep the classes lively and highly interactive. You won't ever find yourself sitting in a huge auditorium, struggling to follow along with a lecture. In fact, some of the most unique learning opportunities might take place outside the classroom.
Because of SNHU's ideal location in the heart of New England, the birthplace of American literature, professors often build in visits to historic literary sites such as Walden Pond to add depth to the subject matter.
While people often think that a BA in English Language and Literature prepares students only to be teachers or writers, that's not the case at all. Our undergraduate program is designed to give you a broad skill set that translates well in virtually any field. This includes:
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of majoring in English language and literature at SNHU include:
Because of the strong emphasis on writing, research and critical analysis, the English Language and Literature program opens up a world of options after graduation beyond teaching. Many ELL majors go on to become lawyers, corporate communications executives, advertising and public relations specialists, consultants, historians and more. Although some of these career paths may require additional degrees or training, an ELL degree can provide a strong foundation of knowledge upon which to build.
The English Language and Literature BA includes an extensive overview of American and British literature and a sampling of world literature. You will also be required to take courses in literary theory, the English language, and Shakespeare. Optional courses include Pop Fiction, World Mythology, and writing workshops in poetry, fiction, and drama.
SNHU's bachelor's in english language and literature program includes:
General Education Program
Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:
All bachelor's students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
Total Credits: 120
Our Manchester campus aims to keep tuition and related costs low for our students so that you can pursue your degree and your goals. More than 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid, and students who qualify could receive up to $20,000 in grants and scholarships.
Southern New Hampshire University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education as well as several other accrediting bodies.