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School of Social Sciences & Humanities

English
Bachelor of Arts

An English degree that combines liberal arts education with career-focused learning.

Mount Ida’s English program emphasizes the study of language, literature, and culture as critics, theorists, readers, writers, and debaters.

Preparation for the real world.

As an English major, you’ll work with our highly engaged faculty to learn to analyze fiction, poetry, and drama, to write critical papers, and acquire the knowledge to become a professional writer.

As an English major, you should consider a double major. The English program lends itself well to many combinations, particularly Pre-law: Law & Society.

For details about the curriculum, the complete course listing, specific program requirements and expected learning outcomes please refer to the English degree program in our College Catalog.

Program Requirements - 120 credits, broken out into the following categories:

  • 39 credits- Program Requirements Courses
  • 27 credits- All College Curriculum and Other Required Courses
  • 54 credits- Open Electives

Here are some of the core courses you may be taking:

  • EN 211- Creative Writing: Poetry and Prose
  • EN 220- Short Story
  • EN 240- Literature and Film
  • EN 338- Topics in American Literature: Culture and Counterculture of the 1960s
  • EN 355- Topics in Creative Writing: Screenwriting

Living-Learning Communities

For first-year students in the School of Business, and the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, we offer the CONNECT program to ensure a smooth transition into college life. CONNECT students live together in a newly renovated residence hall, where they also take classes, have close access to professional advising, peer mentors, tutoring, and additional co-curricular programs.

Here to teach, guide, cultivate and inspire.

As well-respected in their industries as they are in the classroom, Mount Ida’s instructors will expand your practical knowledge, challenge your thinking, and empower you to reach your potential.

To learn more about our faculty, please visit the English and Humanities faculty directory.

Photo of Jim Martin.
Faculty Spotlight

James Martin

Professor, English and Humanities

Few, if any, professors at the College, know Mount Ida better. Professor Jim Martin has, over the past 37 years, served both as a Professor of English and, earlier, as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. His passion for Mount Ida and its mission of access and affordability is clear in everything he does both in and out of the classroom. A prolific author, he is a nationally sought-after expert on college and university leadership and how institutions can strengthen ...

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Life after Graduation.

The study of literature and language opens the door to excellent job opportunities. Graduates of our English program are skilled, versatile and ready to work, and the possible career paths are limitless. Our faculty and Career Services staff work with you to help you determine what you want to pursue, develop a plan, and give yourself a specialized edge with your internships and course electives. Our English majors work in a variety of fields or go on to advanced study programs, including:

  • Public Relations
  • Education
  • Publishing
  • Journalism
  • Government
  • Law school
  • Advanced degree programs in a variety of fields

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Admissions

We assign every prospective student a dedicated admissions counselor to guide them along every step of the applications process. Our no-fee applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so there’s no better time to apply. Learn more about the process in our Admissions & Aid section.

Tuition Fees and Aid

Tuition:

Resident Students, 2017-2018 tuition, fees, room & board (before aid is deducted) is $49,400.

Commuter Students, 2017-2018 tuition and fees (before aid is deducted) is $35,720.

Additional information regarding the breakdown of direct, indirect costs and program fees can be found by viewing the 2017-18 Billing Guide.

*Students enrolling in the Veterinary Technology, Design and Dental Programs (excluding Pre Dental Hygiene and Degree completion) should add $1,700 for expected program expenses.

Aid:
As part of our commitment to making college affordable, Mount Ida College has increased the aid we award from $12 million in 2012 to over $20 million in 2017. All new students entering in Fall 2018 are expected to receive some type of merit award, with most awards anticipated to be between $15,000 – $27,000 per year – and that’s before we award need-based aid. Visit here for more details about other costs and financial aid.

98%

of Mount Ida students 
receive some form of financial aid

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

To ignite a passion for learning and accomplishment is most rewarding.
Roberta G. Steinberg

Professor Department Chair

English & Humanities in the School of Social Science & Humanities