Humanities

English

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Discover world-changing stories and the ideas behind them.

You think the book is always better than the movie. You’re the type of person who remembers every word of a favorite poem. Bookstores are like your second home. It’s obvious: You’re meant to be an English major.

Bring your creativity to understanding great works of literature. Explore the ideas of remarkable writers from the past and present. And discover your own voice as a writer and critical thinker. You’ll graduate with the skills and work experience to open major doors in whatever field you pursue, whether education, tech, business, government, or the arts.

Embark on an exploration of the most significant writers and works from American, European, and world literature. Pursue the big questions, such as: What does it mean to be human? How does this change throughout different times and places? And begin to grasp how literature provides a way of understanding the human experience in all its complexity.

As an English major at Lesley, you’ll take an up-close look at specific themes, literary periods, genres, and authors. Through your small-group discussions, critical essays, oral presentations, and research, you’ll engage with ideas held by some of the most notable thinkers in human history.

The broader literary, cultural, and personal knowledge you develop in the classroom will be put into action through your real-world internships in Greater Boston—one of the world’s most literary cities.

Gain Skills and Expertise
Here’s a taste of what you’ll do in our English program:
$54,269
Average salary for graduates with degrees in English
With a wide range of career options and average salaries of over $50,000 per year, graduates from English programs enjoy excellent employment opportunities in the Greater Boston area and beyond. From writing and editing, to journalism, communications, and more, the program will prepare you for important work across a range of industries.
Internships
Where You'll Intern
You'll have the opportunity to gain practical experience before graduation, with at least two internships in places like:
Careers
Where You'll Go Next
Alumni go on to rewarding jobs in a variety of fields, and often pursue graduate study to enhance their careers.

Faculty

Approximate cost for 1 year of attendance in this undergraduate program.
English
Housing Options
Compare the cost of the program for students who live on campus in a residence hall with the cost for commuter students.
  • Tuition
    Fall Tuition
    $13,150
    Spring Tuition
    $13,150
  • Fees
    Activity Fees
    $250
    Materials Fees
    $150
    Registration Fees
    $80
    Lab Fees
    $40
  • Room & Board
    Double/Triple/Quad Room
    $9,570
    Housing Deposit
    $300
    Meal Plan
    $6,180
    Health Service Fees (required for resident students)
    $800
  • Total
Calculate Estimated Merit Scholarship
Presidential Scholarship
$10,500
​Linda Dacey Scholarship
$2,000
Dean’s Scholarship
$9,500
Edith Lesley Wolfard Scholarship
$1,000
Lesley Scholarship
$8,500
Lesley Grant Award
$5,500

You are not eligible for a merit scholarship.

Estimated Cost

Review all undergraduate tuition and fees, and what they cover.

Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

Housing Options
Compare the cost of the program for students who live on campus in a residence hall with the cost for commuter students.
  • Tuition
    Fall Tuition
    $13,150
    Spring Tuition
    $13,150
  • Fees
    Activity Fees
    $250
    Materials Fees
    $150
    Registration Fees
    $80
    Lab Fees
    $40
  • Room & Board
    Double/Triple/Quad Room
    $9,570
    Housing Deposit
    $300
    Meal Plan
    $6,180
    Health Service Fees (required for resident students)
    $800
  • Total
Calculate Estimated Merit Scholarship
Presidential Scholarship
$10,500
Transfer Scholarship
$9,500
Lesley Scholarship
$8,500

You are not eligible for a merit scholarship.

Estimated Cost

Review all undergraduate tuition and fees, and what they cover.

Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

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