English Major (Bachelor of Arts)
Creighton’s Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English gives you a solid foundation for careers and leadership roles in many professional fields. An English major is your pathway to jobs in law, medicine, administration, research, education, writing, business, public and foreign service, and more.
Learn about linguistics, rhetoric and composition, and explore literature from around the world, while fostering the communication, creative and analytical skills needed for today’s jobs.
Our committed faculty will help cultivate an understanding of literature and human issues with an emphasis on the Jesuit values of social justice and commitment to service.
The Bachelor of Arts in English prepares graduates for various pathways to a fulfilling career in almost any field that requires strong skills in communication, analysis and creativity. Graduates with Creighton’s BA in English regularly go to law and medical school. In fact, surveys show that law and medical schools prefer English majors to many others. Others go to graduate school in English studies and creative writing.
As an English major, you’ll learn:
- Critical-thinking skills
- An appreciation for language and literature
- How to communicate and express yourself through the written word
Along with Creighton’s core requirements, there are 36 credits within the English curriculum.
English graduates pursue a variety of postgraduate programs:
- MA in English with specializations in literature, creative writing, rhetoric and composition, and teaching
- 5-10% go into graduate studies
- 10-15% go to law school
- 10-15% enter other professional schools such as medicine or dentistry
Minor in English
A minor in English is a wonderful complement to many majors in the sciences and humanities. Your English classes are flexible and provide a strong training in essential academic and professional skills, including critical analysis and writing. For more details including course requirements, please visit the catalog.
Film Studies Minor
Film Studies is an interdisciplinary minor that gives you an appreciation of film as an expressive art form, with emphasis on film history, criticism, theory, aesthetics and narrative techniques. See the film studies curriculum.
The Certificate in Creative Writing explores imaginative writing and is perfect for those looking to expand their creativity or enhance their career.
Creighton admissions are based upon:
- High school GPA
- ACT or SAT scores*
- Extracurricular activities
- Personal statement to demonstrate creative abilities not reflected in your transcripts
- Recommendation from high school counselor
- Honors sections and advanced placement courses will enhance a candidate’s application
*For students who are choosing to apply test-optional, ACT/SAT exam scores are not required at the time of application for admission.
Dates & Deadlines
Applications for the fall semester open on Aug. 1 of the prior year. For scholarship consideration, the earlier you complete your undergraduate application, the better. For up-to-date deadlines, visit our admissions page.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Tuition rates are updated each year. Visit our financial aid site to learn more about the cost of attendance.
Creighton University’s Financial Aid Office administers over $200,000,000 in student aid each year from federal, state, institutional and private sources.
Sigma Tau Delta
- Sigma Tau Delta is the National English Honor Society, an active group of service-oriented students with a wide variety of interests.