Bachelor of Arts in English

A Bachelor of Arts in English degree from KSU provides an in-depth study in the many disciplines within our department, including literature, cultural studies, writing, rhetoric, linguistics, theory, and film. Of particular significance are our screen and TV writing courses and our professional writing courses that support students interested in a range of writing careers, video game storytelling, nonprofit writing, digital content production, and creative writing.

We also have four minor programs—Professional Writing, Film, Linguistics, and Language & Literary Studies—that allow students from all disciplines across the university to pursue courses in specialized English studies programs.

Our program emphasizes experiential and high-impact practices and career-focused courses through classes and activities that engage students in local and global communities to learn and apply the skills and knowledge acquired through this degree.

The "senior seminar" is a capstone course where students select a theme from various topics and engage in a semester-long class for in-depth research and writing as well as the production of a final major project. These projects emphasize primary and secondary research, writing, editing, and oral presentation practices.




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Program Snapshot

Program Format: Face-to-Face

Number of Credit Hours: 120 Total Hours

Entry Term: Fall, Spring, Summer

Time to Complete: Four-year Program

Primary Campus: Kennesaw

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Degree Pathway

Stay on path for graduation by using the degree pathway that maps out your courses by semester and by year.

English Degree Pathway
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English Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • Minor Options – With 18 free electives (you’re able to take any course in the university curriculum as long as you meet prerequisites), you’ll be able to choose a minor that can help you direct your career path.

  • Hands-On Experience – You will receive hands-on training through classroom work. You'll have the opportunity to work in teams and participate in group projects to learn how to deliver high-quality solutions.

  • Diverse Career Options – As an English graduate, you will have varied career choices that will lead to quicker employment in multiple, exclusive fields.

What can you do with an English degree?


  • Publishing
  • Editing
  • Creative & Professional Writing
  • Nonprofit Leadership
  • Content Creation 
  • Social Media
  • Website Production
  • Video Game Industry
  • Speech Writer
  • Media

English Degree Salary and Career Information

A career in English offers many paths that can easily align with your current and future goals. Below are just a few jobs achievable with a bachelor's degree in English from KSU.

Double Owl

Double Owl Pathway

Double Owl Pathways allows undergraduate students to obtain their undergraduate and graduate degrees at significantly lower costs and in less time than pursuing each degree separately. KSU offers a variety of Pathways to choose from various disciplines, allowing students to graduate sooner and get a head start on their future careers.

Department of English

Kennesaw State University
Department of English
English Bldg (EB 440), Rm 155
440 Bartow Ave
Kennesaw, Georgia, 30144 

Phone: 470-578-6294

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