PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONBachelors of Arts Degree in English: (the description is from the Penn State University Undergraduate Degree Programs Bulletin)
Majors explore the imaginative and practical uses of English through courses in literature, writing, rhetoric, and language. They develop perspectives on human nature and cultural values through American, British, and other English literatures; they learn how to gather, analyze, synthesize, and communicate information; they gain mastery over their language. These skills help English majors find careers in such fields as publishing, business, industry, government, and teaching. English majors often go on to postgraduate study not only in English but in such areas as law, business, education, and other liberal disciplines.
Majors can emphasize writing, literature, or rhetoric, or a mix of literature, writing, and rhetoric. All provide a liberal education and all develop analytic and writing skills. Qualified students may participate in the career internship and in the English honors program.
Admission RequirementsStudents who meet the following requirements can enter the program.
- At least 28 credits of undergraduate work (3rd semester status)
- An cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher