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The skills students gain by earning an online Bachelor of Arts in English from LSU Alexandria will open doors to many opportunities, because employers consider written and oral communication, editing, copywriting, critical thinking, time management, creative thinking, and analysis essential to almost any career. Courses in the program include public speaking, creative writing, the study of drama, poetry, and literary history as well as a selection of foreign languages, taught by expert faculty who hold doctoral or terminal degrees.
When you join LSU Online, you join a family that makes sure that your needs are met. You will have a dedicated Student Success Coach assigned to you from the application process to graduation They are here to offer support along the way so that you can focus on performance in your classes.
LSUA's online programs provide you the opportunity to synchronously interact with instructors (in real-time) via video conferencing and other technologies in a flexible format that fits your busy schedule. These sessions also allow engagement with course content and build a community among our online students.
Our former graduates have succeeded in a wide range of careers, including law, medicine, and education. Our degree can help students become secondary school English teachers, English language teachers, magazine or newspaper editors, proofreaders, copy or content writers, creative writers, librarians, public relations specialists, or grant writers, among many other professions.
Our experienced faculty members are dedicated to providing top-quality education in a convenient online format. These are the same faculty that teach the on-campus courses and are actively engaged in helping students thrive.
LSUA ranked #10 on OnlineSchoolsReport.com's list of the Top 50 Most Affordable Online Colleges.
The Online BA in English ranked #4 in the 2020 Most Affordable Online Programs by OnlineU.org.
The final cost of this program will be determined once all transfer credits are evaluated. For the BA in English program, you are able to transfer up to 75% of previous credits.
Total credit hours per program: 120 credit hours
Cost per credit hour (with fees): $291
Total cost with fees, and the maximum amount of credits allowed to transfer into the program: $8,730
Total cost with fees, no transfer credits and no financial aid: $34,920
Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Exact fees may vary by program. Please consult an Enrollment Coach for the final program cost.
General Education Requirements
Composition (6 hours):
Social Sciences: 6 hours (choose 2)
Fine Arts: 3 hours (choose 1)
Mathematics: 6 hours (choose 2)
Natural Sciences (3 hours):
Natural Sciences: 6 hours (choose two)
Humanities: 9 hours (choose 3)
Major Requirements: 18 hours (all are required)
Major (elective) Requirements: 21 hours (choose 7)
Foreign Language: 6 hours (choose 2)
Electives in any field: 36 hours
Note: Course substitutions will be considered. There are often multiple ways to complete degree requirements.
For university acceptance, first-time freshmen must meet the following criteria:
Transfer students to LSU must meet one of the following sets of criteria:
Students who earn an English degree will gain a versatile set of written and oral communication skills to prepare them for many different career pathways.
Topics covered in the program include:
A bachelor’s degree in English provides students with a comprehensive foundation for effective research and writing skills. LSUA’s affordable online english degree is flexible and convenient, and students can earn a degree at home or anywhere with internet access. The program also features accelerated 7-week courses and a student-friendly format.
LSU Online & Continuing Education uses data from Burning Glass Technologies to pull real-time labor market information. The company's artificial intelligence technology analyzes hundreds of millions of job postings and real-life career transitions to provide insight into labor market patterns. This real-time strategic intelligence offers crucial insights, such as which jobs are most in-demand, the specific skills employers need, and the career directions that offer the highest potential for workers. Please note that your career opportunities are not limited to these options.