Accelerated Online English BA Degree

Do you want to get a degree in English, but never thought you had the time or resources? Learn about our accelerated online program, and see how you can earn a BA in English in only three years and 100% online.

Degree Requirements

Classes Credit Hours
General Education Requirements 34
College Core Requirements 42
Major Requirements * 36
Electives ** 8
TOTAL 120

* – The 36 credit hours for the Major Requirements are a key feature of the BA in English-Online degree. To meet these requirements, students should take ANY 9 ENG courses (but no more than 2 at the 200-level), plus ENG 350, 355, and 499. Some examples of these courses include ENG 360: Intro to Creative Writing, ENG 424: American Literature after 1914, ENG 431: Writing for Non-Profits, ENG 314: Intro to Professional Writing, and ENG 232: Good Films. (Students must have taken 350, 355, & four [4] 400-level ENG classes before they can take ENG 499: Senior Capstone.)

** – Students would have more elective hours—and therefore the flexibility to add a minor—if they select courses that fulfill more than 1 requirement. For example, ENG 200: Texting the World fulfills a General Education Requirement AND counts towards the English Major Requirements. Students should work with their advisors in selecting courses.

Please see rotation below for Major Requirements. (For General Education requirements, see MU Undergraduate Catalog or http://www.marshall.edu/gened. For College Core Requirements, see MU Undergraduate Catalog or http://www.marshall.edu/cola/degree-requirements/.)

Year 1

Fall Semester — 14 hours

  • ENG 101: Beginning Composition (3 hours)
  • + 11 hours of classes that fulfill General Education and College Core Requirements

Spring Semester — 13 hours

  • ENG 201: Advanced Composition (3 hours)
  • ENG 200: Texting the World OR ENG 205: Popular Literature (3 hours, CT credit) (These choices recommended but not required.)
  • + 7 hours of classes that fulfill General Education and College Core Requirements

Summer Semester — 12 hours

  • ENG 350: Intro to Textual Analysis (3 hours)
  • ENG 476: Structures of the English Language (3 hours) OR ENG 360: Intro to Creative Writing (These choices recommended but not required.)
  • + 6 hours of classes that fulfill General Education and College Core Requirements

Year 2

Fall Semester — 15 hours

  • ENG 355: Intro to Critical Theory (3 hours)
  • ANY 300- or 400-level ENG class (3 hours)
  • + 9 hours of classes that fulfill General Education and College Core Requirements

Spring Semester — 15 hours

  • ANY 300- or 400-level ENG class (3 hours)
  • ANY 400-level ENG class (3 hours)
  • + 9 hours of classes that fulfill General Education and College Core Requirements

Summer Semester — 12 hours

  • ANY 200-level ENG class (3 hours)
  • ANY 400-level ENG class (3 hours— 400-level American Lit course recommended)
  • + 6 hours of classes that fulfill General Education and College Core Requirements

Year 3

Fall Semester — 15 hours

  • ANY 400-level ENG class (3 hours)—must have 4 400-level ENG before taking ENG 499: Senior Capstone
  • ANY 400-level ENG class (3 hours)
  • + 9 hours of classes that fulfill General Education and College Core Requirements

Spring Semester — 12 hours

  • ENG 499: Senior Capstone (3 hours)
  • + 9 hours of classes that fulfill General Education and College Core Requirements OR Electives

Summer Semester — 12 hours

  • 12 hours of classes that fulfill General Education and College Core Requirements OR Electives

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS = 120

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