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Degree Title

Bachelor of Arts

Apply by:

Nov. 15

To begin:

Jan. 07

Overview

Within the department of English, we’re driven to explore language — written and spoken — to enrich lives and impact change in the world. Together, we foster a greater appreciation for the role human creativity plays in society.

The written word is a valuable tool for communication. Those who have a passion for the written word will be completely enthralled with the fully online BA in English. Students can find their path and earn a degree with special emphasis in Writing and Rhetoric.

Students interested in acquiring advanced skills in communication, argumentation and writing thrive in the Writing and Rhetoric Track. Through coursework that draws on current research in the field of writing and rhetoric studies as well as the diverse resources of South Florida, students become rhetorically sophisticated readers and writers who adapt to and shape the 21st century multicultural, multilingual, and digital contexts in which they live and work. Our graduates are successful business professionals, scholars, and teachers whose cutting-edge approaches to writing, rhetoric, and communication make them particularly attractive to employers.

 

  • Why Apply?

    The skills you learn with a degree in English can be applied to any career. It’s been said that those who have a strong command of the English language will always be employable. According to PayScale, however, English majors are dominating in the growing areas related to digital content. With the evolution of technology, the digital world has created an even greater need for writers, editors and proofreaders who can weave expert copy and amass great banks of content to fulfill the needs of organizations. Along those lines, our graduates acquire employment in positions in every industry. However, most graduates find positions related to the following traditional fields:

    • Editing and Publishing
    • Public Relations
    • Technical Writing
    • Education Administration
    • Advertising and Media
    • Secondary and Post-Secondary Teaching
    • Law Business/Industry Management

    Our faculty are scholars in a multiplicity of fields ranging from world literature to semantics and writers of memoirs, thrillers, poetry and more. Our distinguished faculty regularly earn recognitions locally, statewide, nationally and internationally. Moreover, many of our alumni have gone on to publish their own works.

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  • Courses

    Lower Division Requirements

    Common Prerequisite Courses and Equivalencies

    FIU Course(s) ENC 1101
    Equivalent Course(s) ENCX101 or ENCXXXX¹


    FIU Course(s) ENC 1102
    ENCX102 or ENCXXXX¹


    ¹Six semester hours of English coursework in which the student is required to demonstrate college-level English skills through multiple assignments. Note: C or better is required for all coursework. Courses which form part of the statewide articulation between the State University System and the Florida College System will fulfill the Lower Division Common Prerequisites. For generic course substitutions/equivalencies for Common Program Prerequisites offered at community colleges, state colleges, or state universities, visit: http://www.flvc.org.

    Common Prerequisites

    ENC 1101 - Writing and Rhetoric I
    ENC 1102 - Writing and Rhetoric II or
    ENC 2304 - College Writing for Transfer Students

    Recommended Courses

    AML 2010 - Survey of American Literature I
    AML 2022 - Survey of American Literature II
    ENL 2012 - Survey of British Literature I
    ENL 2022 - Survey of British Literature II

    Other Degree Requirements

    ENG 2012 - Approaches to Literature

    Students choosing to major in English should take Approaches to Literature (ENG 2012) while completing the University Core Curriculum; ENG 2012 is an option for Humanities with Writing. For English majors, ENG 2012 is a prerequisite/corequisite for upper-division literature courses

    Upper Division Requirements

    (12 hours in 3000- and 4000-level courses)

    Creative Writing: (Once course, three hours)
    CRW 3010 - Creative Writing: Forms and Practices 3
    Linguistics: (One course, three hours)
    LIN 3013 Introduction to Linguistics 3
    LIN 4680 Linguistics-Modern English Grammar 3
    Literature: (One course, three hours)
    Multicultural Literature (African American, Jewish, literature of exile, etc.) 3
    Writing and Rhetoric: (One course, three hours)
    Any upper division writing and rhetoric (ENC) course 3

    Writing and Rhetoric Track

    (18 hours in 3000- or 4000- level courses)

    ENC 3334 Introduction to Writing Studies 3
    ENC 3371 Rhetorical Theory and Practice 3
    ENC 3213 Professional and Technical Writing 3

    Any three additional three-hour upper division ENC courses 9

    (Note: students should visit the English Dept. office (or go online to http://english.fiu.edu/advising) for a list of courses which fulfill each period/area requirement.)

    Electives: (6)

    Any upper division courses offered by the English department. Majors should choose their English courses and electives in consultation with their advisors, especially upon entering the program.

    Additional Approved Electives: (24)

    Students should consult with a departmental advisor about these courses, which may be from other departments in the university.

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  • Requirements

    To ensure every student’s success, we have certain admissions requirements for each of our programs. To help you through the application process, our enrollment advisors are here to answer your questions and guide you every step of the way.

    FIU Admission Requirements

    Applications are accepted for Spring, Fall and Summer terms.

    Steps to Apply

    Freshman Students

    Please submit the following:

    • Online application
    • $30 application fee.
    • Official SAT or ACT scores.
    • Official high school transcripts.

    Transfer Students

    Please submit the following:

    • Online application
    • $30 application fee.
    • Official college transcripts.
    • If you have less than 60 transferable college credits, you must also submit official high school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores in addition to any transcripts from postsecondary schools to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

    International Students

    In addition to the above requirements, international applicants should submit:

    • Official English Language Proficiency exam scores (TOEFL or IELTS).
    • NACES official course-by-course evaluation and translation of college transcripts.
    • If you have less than 60 transferable college credits, you must also submit official high school transcripts with translation.

    Program Admission Requirements

    Students who wish to apply for a BA in English must adhere to the following requirements:

    • Must be admitted into the university with at least a 2.0 GPA.
    • Enrollment in undergraduate program in English, Spanish, French, or Portuguese at FIU.
    • Must apply during the first semester of senior year with 90 credits completed.
    • Must have completed LIN 3013/LIN 3010 General Linguistics, LIN 4680 Modern English Grammar, FRE 3780 French Phonetics, or SPN 3733 General Linguistics with a grade of “A”.
    • Current GPA of 3.2 or higher.
    • Two letters of faculty recommendation.
    • A 2-4 page statement of purpose, explaining academic plans and goals.
    • Student will begin MA program in second semester of senior year.

    Admission Documents

    To complete the online undergraduate programs admissions form, select your program from the application form. You may complete the online application and submit it, even before taking any entrance exams. All supporting admission documents may be sent to:

    Florida International University Office
    of Undergraduate Admissions
    P.O. Box 659003
    Miami, FL 33265-9003
    USA

    FIU also accepts transcripts electronically via:
    Faster (All FL public institutions)
    Naviance (Typically used by private high schools)
    SMART/Joint Service Transcript – Military records
    *Meeting the university minimum requirements does not guarantee admission

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  • Tuition

    We’re thrilled that you’re considering online education and want you to know exactly what to expect for tuition and fees. Education is an investment in your future. Use the following student tuition and fees calculator to determine your costs.

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  • Top Faculty

    Our faculty are scholars in a multiplicity of fields ranging from world literature to semantics and writers of memoirs, thrillers, poetry and more. Our distinguished faculty regularly earn recognitions locally, statewide, nationally and internationally.

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