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Program at a Glance

Online Bachelor's
College of Arts and Humanities
Credit Hours
Tied for #1 Online Bachelor Psychology Program in the nation by U.S. News & World Report

Develop a deep understanding of language, literature and writing.

In today’s world the ability to think critically and write clearly is imperative. A bachelor’s degree in English literature will teach you how to read and analyze the written word with its rich context in mind.

When you earn your English literature degree online, you’ll delve into the study of linguistics, rhetoric and theory within both historical and contemporary literature. You’ll develop skills in research, communication and persuasive writing, allowing you to convey bold ideas in a clear, concise manner. In addition, you’ll discover how to analyze literature as a medium for historical, cultural and theoretical commentary.

As a graduate of UCF Online, your Bachelor of Arts in English Literature will prepare you to succeed in a variety of professional pursuits, from journalism to law. With an emphasis on written communication skills, you’ll be poised to step forward as a leader in academic or other professional settings. Get started today and earn your bachelor’s degree in English literature.

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Undergraduate Application Deadlines

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Course Overview

Gothic Literature

A study of Gothic literature (prose, poetry, drama) in the British Isles and its cultural contexts.

A comparative approach to African American and Caribbean writers, focusing on literary styles, historical contexts, and themes such as nationalism, popular music, and folk religion.

Study of the works of a single non-British and non-U.S. author who composes in English.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Enhance your overall analytical and critical thinking skills by engaging with complex texts and extracting meaning.
  • Learn how to articulate your ideas clearly and persuasively, construct well-structured arguments, and present your thoughts coherently in essays, research papers, and other written assignments.
  • Gain insights into the social, political, and cultural forces that shape societies and their literary expressions.

Career Projections


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2019 - 2029

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Career Opportunities

  • consultant
  • copywriter
  • editor
  • higher education administrator
  • journalist
  • lawyer
  • librarian
  • writer