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Earn Your BA in English Online

The ability to analyze and interpret various literary genres can help sharpen critical thinking and communication skills—valuable proficiencies necessary to successfully manage the complexities of many day-to-day experiences and professions. American Public University (APU) offers a bachelor’s degree in English that challenges you to critically analyze English, American, and world literature, helping you to develop an understanding of how a piece could be interpreted differently by diverse readers.

APU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and classes start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule. Ask us about transfer credit opportunities to help you save time and money in completing your degree.

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military families, (parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents) are eligible for the Preferred Military Rate of $250/credit hour for undergraduate and $290/credit hour for master’s-level courses. The Preferred Military Rate, which is applied automatically, supersedes all other university grants and special rates, and cannot be combined with any other special promotions.

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Why You Should Earn This Bachelor's From APU

Applied Learning

APU’s versatile English degree program prepares you to organize thoughts and express ideas effectively in spoken and written communication. You’ll undertake coursework in linguistics, fiction, poetry, and literary theory. Concentration options allow you to focus your learning.

Contemporary Approach

Program architects have proudly approached this major to be both thoughtful and engaging, with course titles including British Literature from Wordsworth through the Wasteland, From Abolition to #MeToo: Literature of the American Civil Rights Movement, and British Poetry from Blake to the Beatles.

Scholarly Guidance

You will learn from seasoned scholars—faculty bringing their expertise as authors, poets, musicians, journalists, and artists, sharing their passion for literature and writing.

Enriched Experience

Extensive resources will be at your fingertips through APU’s online library, available 24/7, including thousands of books, articles, media sources, research guides, and databases. Librarian assistance is available seven days a week.

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