English Literature, Language and Writing

English Literature, Language and Writing

Bachelor degree
48 months
Application deadlines: May 15, October 1
Processing time: up to 90 days
Application fee: $35
Intakes: August 16
International tuition: $18,936
Domestic tuition: $12,510

Program overview

At the undergraduate level, the department offers B.A. and B.S. degrees and B.S. in Education degrees in several concentrations as both a major and a minor, including world literature and creative writing. Non-teaching careers for English Majors include: writing/editing, publishing, public relations, law, business and industry, grant writing, banking and many others. Skills and knowledge acquired through the study of English include the ability to: adapt ideas, analyze complex ideas, argue logically, communicate accurately, clearly, concisely and coherently, define, design and direct projects, gather information, generate ideas, influence and persuade, inform and explain, interpret instructions, justify decisions, question conventions, read for tone, rewrite and edit, summarize information and synthesize ideas from multiple sources. The department also offers undergraduate certificates in Creative Writing, Technical & Professional Writing, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). These certificates can be applied to any major or degree.

Study options

This program can be done
On campus



    Step 1: Application for admission Submit a completed International Student Application for Admission online and the accompanying $35 application fee. The fee may be paid by credit card (at the end of the online application), or by check/money order payable to Central Michigan University and written from a U.S. bank. Application deadlines: Apply by May 15 if you are beginning classes in the fall semester. Apply by October 1 to begin classes in the spring semester. Step 2: Official transcripts Official transcripts should be sent directly to the Admissions Office by all secondary and post-secondary institutions which you have attended. Transcripts must include English translations. Step 3: Passport Please submit a copy of the biographic page of your passport. Step 4: English proficiency If you are not a citizen or permanent resident of a country exempt from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), you must demonstrate a proficiency in English by one of the following methods: Test of English as a Foreign Language (minimum score of 550 PBT, 213 CBT, or 79 IBT) International English Language Testing System (minimum score of 6.5) Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (minimum score of 77) Pearson Test of English (minimum score of 53)

    Career opportunities

    The ability to read critically, research thoroughly and write effectively are in high demand in most career fields; they are “soft skills” that employers prize. English graduates find a variety of career opportunities and often work as copywriters, editors, journalists, librarians, literary scholars, manuscript reviewers, research analysts, teachers and writers.

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