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English (B.A.)

Russell Sage College offers the Bacherlor of Arts degree in English, as well as a minor in English.  We also cooperate with the Education program to offer the Bachelor of Science degree in English/Childhood Education with optional annotation in Middle Childhood Edcuation.  Students who intend to enter the professional Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy program may complete the BA in English, leading to the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) or the MS in Occupational Therapy.

Bachelor of Arts Degree in English

The BA in English provides students with a broad foundation in British and American literature through a number of survey courses and then allows students considerable individual choice from a rich array of courses that add depth to their programs.  All English courses value and hone analytical, writing and speaking skills; thus, an English major is excellent preparation for careers in business, law, medicine, and education, as well as for graduate study in literature.

Degree Requirements

A) English Studies: 4 Credits

B) Survey Courses: 9 Credits

One must be before 1865
One must be American
One must be British

C) Five English Elective Courses: 15 Credits

D) One Major Author Course: 3 Credits

E) Capstone Course: 4 Credits

Total credits in major: 35

General Education Requirements not fulfilled by Major or required Supporting Courses

Russell Sage College Core Courses: 11 Credits

  • WLD 101 - Reading Women’s Voices/Developing Our Own : 4 Credits
  • WLD 201 - Researching Women’s Lives : 4 Credits
  • WLD 401 - Women Changing the World : 3 Credits

General Education Breadth Requirement: 21 Credits

  • Humanities - Fine & Performing Arts : 3 Credits
  • Humanities - History : 3 Credits
  • Natural & Physical Sciences : 6 Credits
  • Quantitative Reasoning : 3 Credits
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences (must be from 2 separate disciplines) : 6 Credits

Elective Courses: 53 Credits

Total credits required for degree: 120