Bachelor of Arts in English
The Bachelor of Arts in English degree delivers reading, critical thinking, and writing skills crucial for success in virtually all fields. Beyond these essentials of the traditional English major, the program offers three fully online options, each with attractive advantages: one focusing on Professional Writing, another with a Creative Writing concentration, and a third, broad-based Generalist pathway.
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All MGA Bachelor of Arts in English options develop the traditional English major’s ability to think critically, understand competing points of view, solve complex problems, conduct advanced research, and communicate persuasively.
The Professional Writing Concentration complements literary studies with intensive training in workplace writing and practical skills. These valuable skills prepare students for a broad spectrum of career paths. Professional Writing coursework focuses on such essential skills as nuanced audience analysis, advanced software mastery, writing in collaboration, project management, visual design, applied research, and polished editing and style.
The Creative Writing Concentration nurtures and cultivates writing abilities in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and screenplays, offering a balance between training in creative pursuits and the traditional study of English. Middle Georgia State boasts an experienced and accomplished Creative Writing faculty who teach at all levels, introductory through advanced.
The Generalist Option, our most popular English B.A. pathway, allows students to pursue advanced English studies with the greatest flexibility. Generalist students supplement the core English major courses required in all concentrations with a combination of electives they select among English, Creative Writing, and Professional Writing courses at the 3000 or 4000 level. The Generalist option is particularly attractive for students who bring qualifying transfer credits for these elective classes.
English B.A. students can typically complete their General Education core curriculum fully online in 8-week sessions: two sessions in fall and spring semester and one in summer. Upper division classes in the junior and senior years, also fully online, are offered in a mixture of 8-week and 15-week sessions.
View the list of courses for this program in the course catalog.