Bachelor of Science in English

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$451.50 per credit
Total Credits
Undergraduate Degree
Application Deadlines
Spring 2021: December 15, 2020; Summer 2021: May 1, 2021; Fall 2021: August 1, 2021
Liberal Arts and Education

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

Substantial numbers of 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. CST 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 is just a sampling of 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.

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 both 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.

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