• On-Campus Component
  • Cost
    $441.50 per credit before fees
  • Total Credits
  • Credential
    Undergraduate Degree
  • Application Deadlines
    Spring: December 15; Summer: May 15; Fall: August 1
  • Campus
  • Department
    Liberal Arts and Education

Concepts learned and skills developed through the BS in English will support a wide range of fields, including education, media, and business. They will be useful in technical writing, proofreading, editing, publishing, freelance work, and any career requiring skills in analysis, problem-solving, research, or written and verbal communication. 

Many English graduates find work in business, law, ministry, libraries, and other applied fields. A degree in English can also prepare students for graduate study in English, humanities, law, and medicine. 

The required minor or double major in another field allows students to further focus their professional career preparation.

All admission materials must be submitted to the Office of Admissions no later than 4:30 p.m. Central on the deadlines noted.

Transferring Credits

Want to know how your previous college credits will transfer before you apply? Request an unofficial evaluation of your transcripts by one of our professional advisors. Fill out the form below with your major, semester you'd like to start, and attach your transcripts. Please allow 5–7 business days for your transfer evaluation. UMC accepts all transfer credits that come from a regionally accredited college or University.

Transfer Evaluation Request

Sample Courses

The degree requires 120 total credits, with 39−40 within the major. Here are some courses you might take: 

  • ENGL 1005 – Introduction to World Literature (3.0 cr)
  • ENGL 3001 – World Culture and Literature (3.0 cr)
  • ENGL 3005 – Ancient to 17th Century World Literature (3.0 cr)
  • ENGL 3006 – 18th Century to Contemporary World Literature (3.0 cr)
  • WRIT 2223 – English Grammar and Usage (3.0 cr)

Students majoring in English must also complete a minor or a double major in another field.

Online Catalog

Career Outlook

As language, reading, writing, and communication change and adapt to the features of an increasingly technologically based society, the importance of and demand for reading and writing skills increase. The University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC) is an applied learning campus, and as such, our English degree is created to meet the needs of an ever-growing career market. The BS in English at UMC combines writing skills, to ensure a mastery of the applied skills vital to most employers, and the critical study of world literature to strengthen one’s value of multiculturalism and creativity. An English major also prepares you for graduate school.


Read the descriptions carefully to determine which fees may apply to you.

Students enrolled in 0.5 or more credits at UMC pay a $250 UMC Campus Fee each semester. The Crookston Campus Fee helps to fund technological infrastructure and student academic support including advisors, tutoring, library, career counseling, and accessibility.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for eligible students. Students must fill out the FAFSA form and use code 004069 when applying for financial aid for this program. Contact the University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC) for additional information:

UMC Financial Aid Office
Phone: 800-862-6466 ext 8569; 218-218-8550
Fax: 218-281-8579
Email: umc-fa@umn.edu