Bachelor of Arts in English

100% online accredited degree

King University's online English degree enables students pursue a career in virtually any field. The online English curriculum satisfies the content requirements for students seeking secondary licensure in Tennessee.

Online English Degree

  • Next Start Date: June 3, 2019
  • Estimated Program Length: 16 Months*
  • Semester Hours: 48 Hours
  • Cost Per Semester Hour: $305

* Major coursework may be completed in as little as 16 months.

The online Bachelor of Arts in English is devoted to the understanding of language and literature, but the program is much more than this. You will find room and encouragement to examine the relationship between faith and culture and, in response, to consider your purpose and vocation. You will come under the influence of the written word, with its power to inform, to delight and to transform.

Because of emphases on writing, analysis, research and problem solving, you will learn to communicate more effectively, to relate to others more fully and to engage the world more deeply. Thus, the program can benefit you in preparing for virtually any career you choose. Although the program can stand alone, it is also designed to prepare you for licensure in secondary education.

As an English major you will be required to submit a portfolio of your best work at the end of your program. This portfolio includes three papers representing the breadth and development of your literary study and a document explaining the rationale for your choices. You will have the benefit of being able to share this portfolio with prospective employers.

Courses include Modern and Contemporary American Literature, Religion and Literature, Appalachian Literature, and Shakespeare.

Program Details

This program is comprised of a 48 semester hour major (12 courses) and major coursework may be completed in as little as 16 months. A total of 124 semester hours are required to graduate from King University.

Students that need additional core and/or elective courses to fulfill the 124 semester hours may transfer those credit hours from another accredited institution or register for core and elective courses offered each semester through the Pathway and Quest programs at King University.

Students are required to demonstrate intermediate proficiency in a foreign language. They may satisfy this requirement either by transferring credit or by successfully completing the online LATN 1000 and 2000 or SPAN 1000 and 2000 courses offered through King.

Enrollment Requirement

Students must have previously earned 45 semester hours to gain admission into the online bachelor of arts in English program.

General Education Core Requirements

To graduate from King University with a baccalaureate degree, all students must have earned a total of 30 semester hours of common experience and general education including:

Common Experience:

  • RELG 1001 Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice (4 s.h.)

General Education Experience:
Students must select at least one course from each of the following categories:

  • Citizenship (4 s.h.)
  • English Composition (4 s.h.)
  • Human Creative Products (4 s.h.)
  • Quantitative Literacy (4 s.h.)
  • Science (4 s.h.)
  • Additional General Education Hours (6 s.h.)

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