English

The Bachelor of Arts in English degree program at Stritch will prepare you for a variety of careers, including teaching, publishing, editing, technical writing, and public relations. Many graduates also go on to pursue a graduate degree in a variety of disciplines, including law school.


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The Bachelor of Arts in English degree program at Stritch will prepare you for a variety of careers, including teaching, publishing, editing, technical writing, and public relations. Many graduates also go on to pursue a graduate degree in a variety of disciplines, including law school. A degree in English tells future employers that you can think, analyze, and write —increasingly rare skills in the 21st century workplace. It tells the world that you understand how meaning gets made, why context matters, and what motives people. Beyond classroom experiences, you can also take advantage of internship opportunities to help determine your career path.

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The English and Writing Department believes in the importance of critical thinking, reading, and writing as a means of understanding the past and present and thinking wisely about the future. We believe that the imaginative exercise of reading and writing instills appreciation for beauty, connects us to the Franciscan tradition, and models lifelong learning for each other and for our students. The study of literature further enables students to expand their horizons, to understand the universals of the human condition, and to deepen their awareness of human nature in all its diversity.

Courses Are Available

  • Face-to-face

Semesters to Join

  • Fall (August)
  • Spring (January)

Transfer Credits You Already Earned

A total of 120 semester credits are required for graduation, with at least 30 major course credits taken at Cardinal Stritch University. A maximum of 90 credits may be transferred from another accredited degree-granting institution and applied to fulfill major course requirements.

In the admission process you will need to provide transcripts from each college or university you attended. We will review the courses you already took to find out what will transfer to Stritch. Download our guide that explains  credit acquisition or view a list of institutions we partnered with to establish  articulation agreements.

Application Requirements

Applications for admission are reviewed on a rolling basis. To apply to an undergraduate program:

  • Apply online
  • Request transcripts from your school(s)
  • Send us your ACT or SAT scores

Some academic scholarships require having an application on file, and being accepted, to see if you qualify.

International students will need to submit additional information regarding language proficiency and obtaining a student visa.

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The Stritch Alumni Network

Students, families, and employers know Stritch as a university that helps students find their mission, develop new skills, gain relevant career experience, and expand their professional networks. With a network of more than 34,000 graduates, our alumni are successful in their roles at nonprofits, schools, small companies, health care organizations, corporations, and entrepreneurial ventures.