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Bachelor of Arts in English

This program offers students a wide range of courses, a highly qualified faculty, and class sizes that facilitate individual exchange and attention. Students may choose courses that can help them prepare for teaching careers, for jobs as editors and writers, or for graduate work. The program offers a wide range of traditional British, World, and American literature courses, as well as a variety of writing courses.

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Admission Requirements

Interested students should contact Michelle Kenny for support through admission and registration processes.


Students must have:

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours (60 hours preferred)

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale from an accredited college or university

  • Access to the Internet and possess required computer skills to study online

  • Completed online application (http://www.uis.edu/admissions) and $50 application fee

  • Submitted a Statement of Intent (750 word essay discussing academic experiences and goals). If GPA is below a 3.0, please include an explanation regarding your GPA in the Statement of Intent.


Early application is advised as only a limited number of students are admitted each semester.

Transfer Policy

Contact Online Program Coordinator Michelle Kenny for specifics and see general information about the UIS transfer process at: http://www.uis.edu/admissions/transfer/


Students with Associate of Arts and Science degrees from regionally-accredited Illinois community colleges meet the general education requirements at UIS.

Special Characteristics