Bachelor of Arts in English

College of Arts and Sciences

Program Overview English (BA)

Many students majoring in English pursue careers directly related to literature and teaching, but the corporate world has also recognized the power and importance of understanding information combined with strong, sound writing and analytical skills. As an English major, you will learn to separate content from rhetoric, research and synthesize information, and present ideas in a sophisticated and articulate way.

Whether you are enrolled in the general English degree, the Professional Writing program or the Literature specialization, you will learn to create a resume, write query letters and market your skills to prospective employers. In addition, Barry will provide you with the opportunity to interact with industry professionals by inviting local editors, publishers, and digital media specialists to make presentations on campus.

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The capacity to think quickly and pull information together from diverse sources, and apply that information in a professional situation will lead to numerous options in business, government, law, health care, journalism, education, social service… and many other career options you may consider.

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Top Stories

  • Submit to the Sigma Tau Delta Writing Contest by February 18, 2022 December 10, 2021

    Writing Contest Open to All Barry Students Through the International English Honor Society

  • Catching Up With 2019, Paris Razor, Who Is Headed To Grad School June 24, 2021

    In 2019, Paris Razor graduated from Barry with a double specialization in literature and professional writing. Since then, she has worked as the America Reads Coordinator at Miami-Dade College, and is preparing to take on a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration.

  • What Oft Was Thought Is Available Now Online March 29, 2021

    The latest issue of Barry’s literary journal, What Oft Was Thought, is now available in a digital format online.

Admissions Overview Getting Started

In the time it takes to watch a movie, you can apply to attend Barry University. From application to graduation, we support you every step of the way. Apply anytime, anywhere. We accept submissions on a rolling basis, but the sooner you apply, the better. Some majors require extra information for acceptance into specific programs. See what you need to apply, since general admission doesn't guarantee acceptance into all majors.

As part of Barry's diverse, close-knit community of 3,000 undergraduates, you’ll grow and build lifelong relationships. With a 15:1 student to faculty ratio, you'll thrive thanks to individualized instruction and professors who are experts in their fields. The best part? You’ll leave college with the skills you need to succeed and little debt; we work to make school affordable through merit-based scholarships and financial aid.

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Admissions Overview Are you a Transfer or an International Student?

You can apply to Barry whenever it’s convenient for you. We accept applications on a rolling basis, but it’s always better to apply sooner than later. You’re considered a transfer applicant when you have at least 12 college level credits from a regionally accredited college or university. Remember, you may have to apply separately to specific programs, so please review the academic requirements for your intended major.
If you are an international student, applying as early as possible is in your best interest in order to allow ample time for immigration processing. Please note that general admission to Barry University does not guarantee acceptance into all academic majors. Also, please be aware that admission to Barry University does not guarantee that you will be granted a student visa by the United States Embassy or Consulate in your country of origin.

Financial Aid Affordable for you.

If you’re a full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate, you may qualify for our merit-based scholarships with awards up to $17,000, based on your cumulative GPA and standardized test scores. Scholarships are available for freshmen (including test optional), transfers, international, DACA, and Dreamer applicants. Using your admissions application, we automatically determine your eligibility.

More than 90% of our students receives some form of financial assistance. Apply to see if you qualify for a full array of federal and state financial aid programs. Just submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Complete it as soon as possible since funds may be limited. Barry's federal school code is 001466. Curious about qualifying? Take a look at our Net Price Calculator.

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Explore our scholarship system to see if you qualify for scholarships funded by alumni, private donors, corporations, and others.

You can use the Barry University Scholarship System to find other scholarship opportunities that you may be eligible to receive:

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