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Words have power. And so do the people who know how to use them.

Behind every successful political figure, brand, business, and organization is a great writer -- or many great writers. The world today runs on well-told stories. Trine's Bachelor of Arts with a Major in English helps you prepare to be one of those writers. Deep experience with diverse literature from multiple time periods is blended with practical in many genres of writing -- creative, analytical, and professional. By the end of your experience here, you will be ready to write your future.

English Major

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in English at Trine University offers rigorous coursework in literature and composition, as well as professional practice courses that teach you to apply these key skills to the real word. Whether you want to go on to graduate or law school, work as a writer, technical writer, or editor, or enter any of the many other careers that require a way with words, this degree will prepare you for success. 

BA in English Course Requirements

Minor in English Course Requirements  

Supportive Environment 

Trine's Humanities and Communication Department (HAC) has faculty with a wide range of expertise, all of whom are dedicated to supporting you and your goals. Our close-knit community is characterized by small classes, student organizations that allow you to build professional contacts, essential skills, and lifelong friendships. Our faculty advisors do much more than help you build a schedule -- they guide you throughout your college career, assisting with internship and job placement and helping you articulate and realize your goals. 
Learn more about the HAC community and opportunities in the department  trine.edu/HAC.

Featured Internships

Trine English students gain practical real-world experience in the workforce during their junior and senior years. Read about recent students' internship experiences with companies and organizations nationwide. 

BA in English Alumni

What does it look like to be a recent English graduate? Read about some of our featured alumni and their experience in the communication field. 

Additional Information


The Bachelor of Arts with a major in English students have career possibilities that include:

  • Technical Writer
  • Web Content Writer/Creator
  • Social Media Administrator
  • Communication Director or Manager
  • Reporter
  • Editor
  • English Professor
  • Secondary School English Teacher
  • English as a Second Language Teacher
  • Public Relations Manager or Consultant
Information about tuition can be found at Cost and Investment.

Program Information


BA in English


120 hours



Campus Location

Angola, IN