Bachelor of Arts English
The 21st century has proven that critical thinking is more necessary than ever. A degree in English provides you with the historical breadth and contextual depth of language and literature, equipping you with the comparative abilities to excel in both your professional and personal life.
All new first-year applicants to St. Scholastica will be awarded either the Benedictine Scholarship or the Access Award, upon admission to the College.
100% of traditional incoming undergraduates receive some type of scholarships. The average for scholarships, grants and/or loans is $31,841.
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While internships are not required for the English major, a number of students have completed internships at local publications such as New Moon Magazine, The Senior Reporter, Woman Today and the English Department’s own Freshwater Review.
The Freshwater Review is The College of St. Scholastica’s student-run annual journal of literature and art. The Freshwater Review boasts one of the nation’s only fee-free literary contests (The Rose Warner Prizes) and an acceptance rate of less than 3%.
Employers place considerable value on the ability to communicate effectively and to solve problems. Perhaps the most valuable benefit from a degree in English is the versatility it provides for future career paths. Graduates can find employment in such exciting career fields as business, law, public relations, advertising, journalism, education, writing and publishing. Graduates of our program have developed rewarding careers in business, education, law, public relations, advertising, journalism, library-information services, government service, writing and publishing, philanthropy, and even medicine and medical research. CSS English majors have also gone on to pursue graduate study in a variety of disciplines at distinguished institutions across the country and in the United Kingdom.
Boost your brainpower and give yourself a competitive edge in our global economy by pairing your major with a language. St. Scholastica offers programs and courses in American Sign Language, German, Ojibwe and Spanish.
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