Bachelor of Arts in English
Language and Literature
The Bachelor of Arts Degree in English with an emphasis in Language and Literature provides an educational experience which leads to an understanding and appreciation of British, American, and other literatures in Engish. Moreover, students receive instruction in the English language: its aesthetic and functional properties, its uses, and the methods by which impressions and ideas are articulated and communicated.
The BA in English emphasizes in-depth study of th nature of the English language, the British, American, and other literary traditions, creative writing, and critical approaches to literature. The program offers both breadth and flexibility in preparation for myriad career opportunities.
Students complete the equivalent of 2 years of lower division coursework at a community college prior to applying for admission to CSUB. Transfer courses will include all lower division general education requirements. Sixty transferable semester or ninety quarter units are required for admission to CSUB. It is highly recommended that all lower division general education requirements be completed prior to admission to the program to ensure timely completion of the degree requirements.
The English Department provides a diversified major and satisfies all of the following requirements: English major requirements, American Institutions, Upper Division Writing Competency (GWAR) and Gender/Race/Ethnicity Studies.
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