Bachelor of Arts in English -- Is it for you?

July 26, 2012 - By Sharayah Le Leux

Looking to finish or continue your education in a flexible and convenient way? California Baptist University's Online and Professional Studies (OPS) is a great way to complete your education and resurrect the dream, which allows you to balance your work, home and school schedules.

What is a Bachelor of Arts in English degree?

Those pursing a Bachelor of Arts in English are students who wish to broaden their perspective of the English language and literature. The range of topics students cover can vary from children's literature to creative writing to literary theory and criticism. A bachelor degree in English will expand a student's knowledge and allow them to become well-rounded individuals with a degree that testifies to their intellect.

What jobs can you get with a English degree?

With a Bachelor of Arts in English, student have the option of going to graduate school to obtain a Master of Arts in English, or obtain jobs in a variety of settings. These positions can vary in teaching, publishing, copywriting, public relations, paralegal, speech writing, law, technical writing, marketing coordinating or proofreading.

The most common job for those who posses an English degree is an English teacher. Some other jobs are copywriter, publisher, freelancer, editor, lawyer, journalist, abroad teacher, ESL teacher and more!

How long will an English degree take?

With CBU's Online and Professional Studies online English program, students can complete their degree in as little as 16 months with our accelerated online bachelor degree in English. The accelerated English degree program courses are eight weeks in length, with two sessions per semester, and three semesters per academic year. 

Why CBU?

As one of the top private Christian colleges in California, students will have the benefits of a quality, Christian education from one of the top online Christian universities, but also the benefit of the flexibility of attending an accredited online Christian university. As an Online and Professional Studies student, your resources include career advising, mock interview, resume and cover letter coaching, access to an online job board and resume database, employer/recruitment links, as well as regional internships.

CBU has the latest technologies in distance education including integration with Tandberg High Definition Video Engagement, Blackboard 9.1, Voice Threads, WebEx and Movi-Cisco. All of these state-of-the-art tools are available for all of out students to utilize in order to complete their bachelor degree in english online. 

CBU offers courses in a variety of settings: purely online, blended (hybrid) or in traditional classroom settings. With a variety of different settings, CBU allows students to integrate school into their lives, as well as keeping a balance of faith, work and family. 

Want more information?

CBU is now accepting applications for the English program. To apply or find out more information regarding CBU's Online and Professional Studies Bachelor of Arts in English Program please visit or contact Admissions at 877-CBU-3608

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