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UT Permian Basin students working towards a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English will graduate with an in-depth knowledge of British and American literature. You will focus on poetry, fiction, and drama, often with an emphasis on the interdisciplinary study of literature and on the structure and complexity of the English language. Our mission is the development of respectful critical thinking skills, understanding, and empathy for global perspectives.

Careers for English Majors

  • Digital copywriter
  • Editorial assistant 
  • Teacher
  • Journalist
  • Publishing copy-editor/proofreader
  • Research analyst
  • Grant writer
  • Librarian

Degree Requirements

  • The minimum total credits required for a B.A. in English is 120.
  • At least 30 semester credit hours must be taken at UT Permian Basin.
  • All required and elective courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better and a GPA of 2.0 or better.

Bachelor of Arts in English Requirements

  • Students must complete 54 semester credit hours of upper-level English courses to earn a B.A. in English degree
  • Students are required to complete 18 semester credit hours towards a minor.
  • English majors are required to take at least one course in British Literature, American Literature and Language/Rhetoric.

Interested in Teaching?

Students who choose to major in English can earn their teacher certification to teach English. See what it take to earn your teacher certification while working towards your English degree. 

Teacher Certifications