The Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of
Memphis is proud to offer the online Bachelor of Arts in English. This degree requires
a total of 120 credit hours, 60 hours of which are general education requirements,
27 hours of which must be taken in the major while the remaining hours are lower and
upper division elective credits.
Those students who wish to complete the degree completely online may choose either
a concentration in African American Literature or Professional Writing. Students who
choose the African American literature concentration will find engaging and challenging
courses that emphasize close analytic reading skills and critical thinking. Students
who choose the Professional Writing concentration will learn communication skills
that prepare them for careers in dynamic fields such as business, publishing and technology.
All students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Arts degree in English learn
to appreciate the importance of the written word and develop skills which will lead
to a life of community engagement and personal growth.
You may complete this degree entirely online with concentrations in African American
Literature or Professional Writing. The online courses can also be combined with courses
offered at the University of Memphis campus to complete our other concentrations.
Out-of-state students enrolling in the online programs do not pay out-of-state tuition
but do pay an eRate.
For more information, please complete the form below.