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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 31k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 31k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 266pts.


    With a bachelor’s degree in English, students will gain knowledge of American, British, and world literature as they develop proficiency in written communication. It is an excellent choice for students who enjoy literature and want to develop the essential skills of reading, independent critical thinking, and polished writing and analysis.

    Students may choose concentrations in either Literature or Creative Writing, and they may opt for either the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degree in either concentration. The BA degrees provide excellent preparation for students who are planning to pursue graduate study. The BS degrees do not include the modern language requirement, thereby permitting students more freedom to explore other areas of study. Literature courses require extensive writing and critical analysis of texts, as well as giving students a culturally rich and historically aware perspective. Creative writing classes introduce students to the genres of writing available to them and prepare them for the competitive world of professional writing.

    Graduates of the University of Bridgeport’s English program will be able to:

  • Critically and analytically read works of literature produced in many different cultures and historical periods.
  • Employ a variety of methods to respond to, evaluate, analyze, and understand literary and nonliterary texts.
  • Demonstrate, through discussion and writing, an understanding of significant cultural and societal issues presented in literature.
  • Apply critical and technical vocabulary to describe and analyze, and formulate an argument about, literary and other texts.
  • Distinguish between and appropriately analyze the different genres of literature.
  • See literature in context and respond to connotative meanings in literary and cultural texts.
  • Identify and evaluate appropriate research sources, incorporating the sources into documented academic writing, and formulate original arguments in response to those sources.
  • Write clearly and effectively in a variety of forms, adapting writing and analytical skills to all situations.
  • Recognize and write in accordance with a standardized system (such as MLA) for formatting research papers and citing resources.
  • Adapt literary, critical, and oral skills to communicate effectively in business and graduate school environments.
  • Develop an appreciation for literature as a source of practical wisdom, aesthetic pleasure, and knowledge of the diversity of human experience.
  • Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline July 1 is the last date to apply for the Fall Semester which begins late August/early September;November 1 is the last date to apply for the Spring Semester which begins mid-January Tuition fee
    • USD 30965 Year (National)
    • USD 30965 Year (International)
    Start date September 2015 Credits 39
    Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

    Course Content

    BS in English: Literature Group I (15 credits)

    15 credits from the following courses:

    • ENGL 207 American Literature I 3
    • ENGL 208 American Literature II 3
    • ENGL 209 British Literature I 3
    • ENGL 210 British Literature II 3
    • ENGL 212 Masterpieces of World Literature 3
    • ENGL 305 Shakespeare 3

    Group II (15 credits)

    15 credits of literature electives at the 200 or 300 level.

    Students may substitute one literature elective at the 100 level and ENGL 322 (Understanding English Grammar) for 6 of these credits.

    Senior Thesis (3 credits)

    • ENGL 397 Senior Thesis 3

    History Requirement (6 credits)

    • American History Elective 3
    • English or World History Elective 3

    General Education Requirements

    Core Curriculum (33 credits)

    • ENGL 101 Composition & Rhetoric 3
    • FYS 101 First Year Seminar ` 3
    • MATH 105 Intermediate Algebra 3
    • Fine Arts Fine Arts Core Electi ve 3
    • Humanities Humanities Core Electives 6
    • Natural Sciences Natural Science Core Electives 6
    • Social Sciences Social Science Core Electives 6
    • CAPS 390 Capstone Seminar 3

    Liberal Arts Electives (9)

    Free Electives (39)

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6 TOEFL paper-based test score : 500 TOEFL iBT® test : 61

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test.


    You can demonstrate proof of English Language competency by meeting any one of the criteria listed below:

    1. A letter certifying completion of level 6 at the University’s English Language Institute (ELI).
    Attainment of a satisfactory score on the University of Bridgeport’s English Language Assessment Battery (ELAB).

    2. A minimum TOEFL score of 500 (PBT), 173 (CBT), or 61 (IBT) for undergraduates and a minimum score of 550 (PBT), 213 (CBT), or 80 (IBT) for graduates (post-graduates).

    3. A minimum IELTS (Cambridge Testing) Band score of 6.0 for Undergraduates and a minimum Band score of 6.5 for graduates (post-graduates).

    4. A transcript from an accredited American university indicating a grade of “C” or better in one semester of college English Composition.

    5. Critical Reading SAT score of 400 or above; or ACT English score of 19 or above.

    6.An official letter certifying completion of ELS (English Language Service) through level 112.

    7.An official letter certifying completion of CSE (The Center for English Studies) through level 7.5.

    8. A Michigan English Assessment Battery (MELAB) score of 69 or above for undergraduates and score of 77 or above for graduates.

    9. A Prueba de Aptitud Academica (PAA) English achievement score of 500 or above.

    10. A level of “Advanced” on the English Language Proficiency Test of the College Board.

    11. An official “O” level or “A” level Certificate indicating a grade of “C” or better in English.

    12. An EIKEN score of Grade 2A or above for undergraduates and a score of Grade Pre-1 or above for graduates.

    13. A score of 4 or better on the “English A” Higher Level examination in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program.

    14. WAEC, WASSE, CXC, etc. – Score of “C” or better on English Language exam.

    15. A minimum Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) score of 44 for undergraduates and a minimum PTE Academic score of 53 for graduates (post-graduates).

    You must demonstrate English language competency in one of the ways listed above. If you don’t demonstrate English language competency in one of these ways prior to registration, you will be given the University English Language Assessment Battery (ELAB) test upon arrival. If you pass at a satisfactory level, you may begin classes.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

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