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English (BA)

English (BA)


Studies in English at Ohio State prepare students to think critically about texts; to construct sound arguments based on evidence; to write elegantly and persuasively; and to understand the historical and cultural contexts in which texts are produced, disseminated and received.

Why choose English?

Students take courses on Richard II and Game of Thrones, on Pride and Prejudice and The Mindy Project. They study 1984 and "Halo," the rhetoric of human rights and the speeches of Barack Obama. They write sonnets and short stories. They write research papers. They write grant proposals. They publish blog posts. They produce two-minute videos for YouTube and hour-long webinars. They organize technical reports and social media campaigns. They understand the industrial revolution and new media technologies. They are persuasive speakers, empathetic listeners, critical readers and sophisticated writers. They are trained in critical thinking and effective communication. Most importantly, they are prepared to thrive in the fast-paced, ever-changing professional environments of the 21st century.

What can you do with this degree?

English majors have interned at McGraw Hill, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," Nationwide Insurance, the Columbus Museum of Art, the Red Cross and the fabulous Columbus book publisher, Two Dollar Radio, to name just a few.