English (BA)
Accelerated Program

The English program at ASU’s West campus uses literary works to examine the issues of class, gender, race, and ethnicity in America and beyond. Students will not only enhance their writing skills, but will gain a stronger ability to think critically and speak clearly, preparing them for careers in teaching, law, business, marketing, and politics, among others.

Students in the BA in English learn how to write clearly and effectively and to think critically and construct well-supported arguments.

The program stresses the formal aesthetic qualities of texts and the issues of class, gender, race and ethnicity relating to literary representation. Students gain a familiarity with standard literary-critical terminology and an awareness of various theoretical approaches to literary study. Students also become aware of uses of the English language in the U.S. and around the world.

The program provides students with a balanced overview of major literature in the English language and an awareness of the role of literary discourse in broader social and historical contexts.

Degree Offered

English (BA)
Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, New College of


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All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

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WUE eligible program
Undergraduate students from western states who enroll in this program are eligible for a discounted tuition rate.

Financial Aid
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Career Outlook

Upon completion, students are prepared for graduate study and professional training in law, business, teaching and public policy, and for careers in marketing, public relations, government, diplomacy and community work.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Business Teachers, Postsecondary8.8%$74,090
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other9.3%$62,330
Copy Writers2.3%$58,850
Education Teachers, Postsecondary9.1%$59,720
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 5.8%$54,120
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary10.4%$60,160
Survey Researchers11.6%$49,760
Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers2.3%$58,850
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors7.1%$49,590
Green Marketers 4.7%$96,720
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 5.8%$56,310
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education5.9%$50,600
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 18.6%$61,290
Advertising and Promotions Managers4.7%$96,720
Marketing Managers 9.4%$127,130
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 5.9%$54,940
Reporters and Correspondents -8.5%$36,000
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers7.1%$101,510
Public Relations Specialists 6.2%$55,680
Technical Writers10.2%$69,030
Interpreters and Translators 28.7%$43,590
Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary10.9%$59,490

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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