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Regent University offers a self-designed bachelor’s in English program online and in Virginia Beach.

B.A. in English – Self-Designed

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You’re unique. And you want your degree to reflect that too. Regent’s Bachelor of Arts in English—Self-Designed gives you a strong foundation in literature and composition while allowing you to customize your courses to meet your unique area of interest.

On Campus, Online
120+
August 23, 2021
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DESIGN YOUR DEGREE

Choose approved courses that reflect the best option for your career path.

BUILD ON A STRONG FOUNDATION

Anchor your knowledge and skill on Christian principles and values.

LEARN FROM THE BEST

Be mentored by faculty in Virginia Beach who hold the highest degrees in their field. Meet the faculty.

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Explore exciting scholarship opportunities such as academic merit scholarships, honors college scholarships, and more! Learn about the scholarships for on-campus incoming freshmen: the $10,000 Freedom Scholarships, $4,000 Homeschool Scholarships and $4,000 Private School Scholarships.

To learn more about this program, please complete the Request Information form on this page.

On completing the B.A. in English—Self-Designed you will be able to:

  • Apply your skills in the areas of problem-solving, creative thinking, and decision making.
  • Think and communicate effectively in your chosen field.

Career Opportunities:

  • Teaching
  • Missions
  • Writing/research
  • Public service
$67Thousand
Mean annual wage for media and communication workers U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019

Survey of major works and authors in the United States from the beginning through 1865. Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or ENGL 110.

Survey of major works and authors in the United States from 1865 through the present. Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or ENGL 110.

Survey of English literature from the Middle Ages through 1798. Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or ENGL 110.

Survey of English literature from the Romantic Period through the present. Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or ENGL 110.

Study and practice of writing the genre of the essay. Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or ENGL 110.

Study of literature written by authors from around the world, as read in translation. Students study texts chosen primarily from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and read the literature through a comparative approach, considering historical, intellectual, religious, social, and aesthetic contexts. Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or ENGL 110.

Critical reading of and writing about selected tragedies, comedies, and histories of William Shakespeare. Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or ENGL 110.

Capstone seminar providing an intensive exploration of the Christ-centered nature of the discipline. Involves the preparation and defense of a major academic project and portfolio. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

Admission requirements vary based on the stage you’re at in life. Select a link below to learn how to apply.

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Block Rate Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$8,61012 - 18$8,610
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Under 12$7,260
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Over 18$10,332
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$574N/A$1,722+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800

Housing Fees »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-12 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Military Admissions & Aid »

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Block Rate Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$8,61012 - 18$8,610
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Under 12$6,888
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Over 18$10,332
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$574N/A$1,722+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800

Housing Fees »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-12 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Military Admissions & Aid »

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“At Regent, I loved the integration of Christian values that were wrapped tightly in a strong academic degree. I felt completely academically prepared to go out and help people, but I also had that very foundational core belief system that was strengthened unbelievably.”

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“It is neat to see people who care about excellence but aren’t haughty about it. They approach it with humility in their academics, their spiritual lives, and each other.”

Hannah Lillemo, B.A., 2020 Honors Program Graduate