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. 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.

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.

 

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Program Details

●  Credits: 120
●  Tuition/Semester: $14,422 (2017-18)
●  Tuition/Year: $28,844 (2017-18)

English Major: 36 credits (exclusive of EN 101 and 102)

Required courses for major: EN 208 or 228 or 317, 230, 235, 249, 250, 303, 325, 333, 402, 412 and two elective EN courses—EN 150, 205, 211, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 243, 304, or 307.
 
Additional requirements for secondary teachers: EN 207, 317 and RLA 345.
 

Pre-Law English Major: 36 credits (exclusive of EN 101 and 102)

Required courses:  EN 228, 303, 317, 325, 412, nine elective EN credits at 200-level or above, CA 252, PL 355; SC 201 or CJ 101, PS 308.
 

English Minor: 18 credits

Required courses for minor: EN 249 or 250, 325, 230 or 235, 333, and two elective EN courses—EN 150, 205, 211, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 243, 304, or 307. 
 

Film Studies Minor: 18 credits

Required courses for minor: ART 210, EN 217 or 218, 219, 308 or 318, ART 327, EN 400 or ART 402.
 

Secondary Teaching Minor: 21 credits and RLA 345

Required courses for minor: EN 150, 207, 317, 249 or 250, 325, 230 or 235, 303, and RLA 345.
 

Elementary Teaching Minor: 18 credits

Required courses for minor: EN 150, 207, 208 or 317, 303, and two elective EN courses—EN 150, 205, 211, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 230, 235, 243, 249, 250, 304, 307, 325, or 333. 

NOTE:  A minimum of a “C” (2.0) is required for each course in the English or Writing major or minor.  A student earning a grade lower than the minimum acceptable grade in any course in the major or minor may repeat the course only once at Stritch. A student who receives a second unsatisfactory grade in any course in the major or minor will be dismissed from the major or minor field.
 
An English or Writing major or minor may only take a maximum of six OCICU credits in the major.


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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.
 

Freshman Applicant Admission Requirements

•  Complete the Admissions Application
Submit the admissions application which is free to complete online.

•  Request Transcripts
Have official high school transcripts delivered directly to the Office of Admissions from your school. We will also review GED scores of 250 or above.

•  Send ACT or SAT Scores
Provide an official score report from the ACT or SAT. High school graduates out of school for over one year do not need to submit scores.

 


Transfer Student Applicant Admission Requirements

•  Complete the Admissions Application 
Submit the admissions application which is free to complete online.

•  Request Transcripts
Have official transcripts from each college or university delivered directly to the Office of Admissions
 


Information for International Students

If your prior education was not conducted in English, you must demonstrate proficiency with acceptable scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or an ESL program. Review the  language and academic requirements to know if you are prepared for studying at Stritch. Review the We can also help you obtain an F-1 student visa.

 

Funding Your Education

The undergraduate degree programs are competitively priced to make your education affordable. Our counselors in the Financial Aid Office know how to help students locate all options available for funding their education. Learn more about our tuition and the financial aid process.
 

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 close to 37,000 graduates, our alumni are successful in their roles at nonprofits, schools, small companies, health care organizations, corporations, and entrepreneurial ventures.

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