English

Bachelor of Science (BS)

As language, reading, writing, and communication change and adapt to the features of an increasingly technologically based society, the importance of and demand for reading and writing skills increases. The University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC) is an applied learning campus, and, as such, our English degree is created to meet the needs of an ever-growing career market. The B.S. in English at UMC combines both writing skills, to ensure a mastery of the applied skills vital to most employers, as well as the critical study of world literature, to strengthen one's value of multiculturalism and creativity.

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Key Features

Key Features

  • Become a seasoned writer
    English majors demonstrate proficiencies in the intensive writing processes through invention, organization, drafting, revision, and editing for personal and professional writing. 
  • Read and discuss classic literature
    English majors read books, plays, poems, and short stories from around the world and hold course discussions on key concepts within the literature, the era, and the theory surrounding the work.
  • Use your creativity
    Innovative thinking is an asset to any profession, and an English degree encourages creative thinking in its critical analysis of world literature and in the writing process. 
  • Make a difference
    A degree in English addresses the importance of diversity. The study of English gives students insight into world cultures and their means of expression throughout history and helps to make students world citizens. Online students are encouraged to study abroad by taking GnEd 3000 - Global Seminar. This experience counts towards the English major or minor.
  • The English program requirement of a minor or double major allows students to further focus their professional career preparation. The 40-credit English major makes this possible. For example, a double major in English and Entrepreneurship, or a double major in English and International Business will enhance your career prospects.
  • Additionally, a minor in English is an asset to any major. Employers are actively looking for the writing and critical thinking skills that English studies offer.

Program Requirements & Curriculum

Program Requirements & Curriculum

To view the current online English, B.S. curriculum, visit our catalog site:
View English, BS curriculum

Also, we offer an online minor in English:
View English minor curriculum

Careers

Careers

As language, reading, writing, and communication change and adapt to the features of an increasingly technologically based society, the importance of and demand for reading and writing skills increases. The University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC) is an applied learning campus, and, as such, our English degree is created to meet the needs of an ever-growing career market. The B.S. in English at UMC combines both writing skills, to ensure a mastery of the applied skills vital to most employers, as well as the critical study of world literature, to strengthen one’s value of multiculturalism and creativity.

English majors find employment in a wide variety of careers and become...

  • Critics
  • Editors
  • Freelance writers
  • Managers
  • Marketing coordinators
  • Media analysts
  • Proofreaders
  • Publishers
  • Researchers
  • Technical writers

Substantial numbers of English graduates find work in...

  • Business
  • Education
  • Law
  • Library Science
  • Media
  • Medicine
  • Ministry
  • Other applied fields

An English major also prepares you for graduate school.

Student Stories

Student Stories

Interested in double majoring? See how English stacks up with other majors!

Interested in double majoring? See how English stacks up with other majors!

The UMC Online Advantage

The UMC Online Advantage

Personal, Prestigious 

Earn a prestigious University of Minnesota degree in an affordable, close-knit campus setting. The University of Minnesota is one of the most comprehensive public universities in the United States and ranks among the most esteemed. As a coordinate campus of the University of Minnesota system, the U of M, Online offers access to world-class teaching, learning and research resources, as well as enhanced internship and undergraduate research opportunities. As a graduate, your diploma features one of the most respected names in higher education.

Individual Attention and Mentorship

You expect an education that not only focuses on your needs but also allows your talent and interests to shine through. The dedicated faculty and staff at the U of M, Online serve as true mentors, offering prompt personalized attention catered to an online learner. You will have the opportunity to communicate with advisers and other students by participating in discussions, and other interactive tools to give you an exceptional educational experience.

A Technological Edge 

The University of Minnesota, Online allows you to learn anywhere, anytime. You will have the flexibility to access your courses 24/7 without having to worry about leaving work or home to get to class. The U of M, Online utilizes a broad variety of technological tools that make learning online easy! Employers consistently report that the U of M, Online graduates they hire are extremely well prepared for the demands of today's technological workplace.

Global Perspectives

As a University of Minnesota, Online student, you have the opportunity to study abroad! The U of M, Online through the Crookston campus has made it a priority to promote an understanding of diversity and global perspectives and to offer you the resources, programs and activities necessary for you to succeed in today's global economy. Our international recruitment efforts bring students from more than 20 countries, and our Study Abroad program offers more than 300 opportunities for you to study in 67 different countries. There are also numerous cultural activities and clubs to participate in. We offer many ways for you to expand your worldview, gain international experience, and make connections with people from across the globe.

Applied Learning and Internships 

Learn and do! Online learners have the opportunity to participate in hands on internships. Our internship programs give you the chance to practice the principles and theories you've learned in your courses and make contacts with potential employers that are near you. The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) is also available to all students and allows online learners to design and conduct research as an undergraduate!

No Out-of-State Tuition and Transfer-Friendly

The U of M, Crookston is the affordable choice for anyone! Whether you live just across the border, across the country or on the other side of the ocean, you pay the same as those who live in Minnesota. We offer an incredible value that's also extremely transfer-friendly. Our staff will work with you to make sure your credits count. Our faculty advisers will personally talk with you about career goals, degree interests and review your records to develop a plan, and our transfer specialist will help make the process as smooth as possible. 

Excellent Job Placement

The Crookston campus has a reputation for a job placement rate of more than 93% for students in their field of study within six months of graduation. Some programs on our campus have even a higher rate of placement.

Related Majors, Minors & Programs...

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