Granite State College: University System of New Hampshire

English (B.A.)

B.A. English

Take your love of literature, language, and writing to the next level. An English degree emphasizes one of the most positive advantages of a college education: solid, adaptable communication skills. The B.A. in English at GSC isn’t “job training,” but it will help you build important research and critical thinking skills that translate into vital workplace contributions. English majors help maintain high standards of accuracy, clarity and finesse of the language in any workplace they enter. This bachelor’s degree does not lead directly to teacher certification, but as a liberal arts degree the program provides a strong foundation for further graduate study. Specific careers may include: Writer, Communications Coordinator, Editor, Reporter, Journalist, English Teacher (non-public school setting), Media Relations Director, and Researcher.

Students will:

  • gain an introduction to literary texts that have been either written in English or translated into English.
  • understand the character and conventions of the principal literary genres and of other kinds of writing and communication.
  • develop skills of analysis and interpretation using different theoretical approaches to study and analyze literature, language and literacy.
  • understand how literature and language reflect and impact cultural change and examine how texts are written and received within literary, cultural and socio-historical contexts.
  • complete a capstone project which integrates acquired knowledge and capabilities in literary studies.

Flexible delivery formats such as evening, online, hybrid, and weekend intensive courses ensure that the program is accessible to working adults of all ages. In addition, this degree allows a seamless transition from the associate to the baccalaureate degree. See a list of required courses for this program on our Curriculum Map. Download a printable version of the curriculum map.