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English Programs at Reinhardt University

College of Humanities, Sciences, and Technology
Bachelor | Minor | On Campus

Welcome to the world of words, where each syllable dances with the rhythm of possibility and every sentence is a gateway to new realms of imagination. Reinhardt University’s Bachelor of Arts in English program is not just a degree; it’s an odyssey through the corridors of literary genius, a voyage that promises to awaken your creativity, refine your communication skills, and ignite your passion for the written word.

English Minor

The minor in English allows students with another major to pursue their love of literature and to develop strong writing abilities and analytical skills. In the English minor, students must take a total of 15 credit hours in English: ENG 240 Introduction to Critical Analysis and four 300- or 400-level English courses.

What You’ll Learn at RU

The Bachelor of Arts in English provides students with a rich understanding of literary tradition and with language skills that prepare them for a variety of careers. English majors learn to think, read, and write clearly. They learn to analyze literature through close examination of specific passages and to identify the major periods of literature in Western culture and the major trends in Western thought.

Students who complete the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) of English will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate sound skills in expository writing.
  2. Demonstrate sound skills in critical analysis.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the historical and/or cultural context of literature.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to research information from reliable sources and document these sources correctly.

English Classes You’ll Take

Here are a few of the English classes you might take while pursuing your degree:

  • ENG 301 Chaucer
  • ENG 303 Shakespeare
  • ENG 304 Milton and the Seventeenth Century
  • ENG 310 Jane Austen
  • ENG 325 William Faulkner
  • ENG 328 Tennessee Williams
  • ENG 312 British Novel
  • ENG 321 American Poetry
  • ENG 324 Modern American Novel
  • ENG 360 Dramatic Literature
  • ENG 377 Studies in Poetry

Foreign Language proficiency:

  • All English majors must attain intermediate-level proficiency in a foreign language. Students may demonstrate proficiency by passing two 200-level foreign-language courses with a C or better in each, or by passing an intermediate-level translation test in the language of their choice.

Period Requirements: 

  • Select either two 300- or 400-level English courses before 1800 and one 300- or 400-level English course after 1800; or one 300- or 400-level English before 1800 and two 300- or 400-level English courses after 1800.

All candidates for the Bachelor of Arts degree in the School of Arts and Humanities must present at least 42 credit hours at the 300- or 400-level for graduation. These courses may be taken to satisfy major, minor, general education, and/or elective requirements.

Careers in English


Median salary for the field of English as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Projected growth for writers and authors from 2022-32 as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Possible Careers

A bachelor’s degree in English prepares one for careers such as:

1. Writer/Author
2. Editor
3. Publisher
4. Content Creator
5. Journalist
6. Copywriter
7. Public Relations Specialist
8. Technical Writer
9. Social Media Manager
10. Grant Writer
11. Advertising Executive
12. Literary Agent
13. Curriculum Developer
14. Librarian
15. Communications Specialist
16. Proofreader
17. Scriptwriter
18. Speechwriter
19. Language Translator
20. Marketing Specialist

English Program Details

Tuition and Fees

Reinhardt’s affordable tuition helps you get the personal attention and real-world experiences that will give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Nearly all students at Reinhardt University receive some sort of financial aid or scholarship. Find out what options you may be eligible for.

Clubs and Organizations

Student organizations and activities round out the total educational program at Reinhardt University. And there is something for everyone, from sports and outdoor recreation, to student government and leadership opportunities, to multicultural and faith-based groups.

Campus Living

Living on campus is an essential part of the college experience and will help you adjust to college life. You’ll have more opportunities to interact with faculty and friends, get involved in activities, and have easy access to classes, the library, performing arts, recreational, and athletic facilities.