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Bachelor of Arts


Earn a highly adaptable degree that helps you become an established writer and literary analyst. CSP’s BA in English is a creative landscape that combines an emphasis on advanced writing, literary studies, and critical thinking to create an all-encompassing experience.


Program Length

41 Credit Hours


On Campus

Within the program you’ll primarily hone your skills as a writer. Examine core areas like creative writing, copywriting, historical literature, and even publishing. Three specialized tracks are available to choose from: literature, creative writing, and journalism/professional writing. 

Nearly every industry has the need for well-trained writers and communicators. Graduates from this program often find work as authors, professional writers, journalists, and marketers. Graduate school is also an enticing option, with education, law, and science being popular areas of study.

With a BA in English from CSP, you can become a proficient, technically sound, and engaging writer whose vast lingual knowledge equips you for lifelong success in academic and professional settings. 

Depending on the program track you choose, the classes and topics you’ll learn about will vary. However, all English majors receive comprehensive studies in literary theory, historical literature, and advanced writing methods.

Build a well-rounded skillset that fits your career goals. Craft elite writing skills, learn to think critically, refine your literary analysis abilities, and get real-world experience in a relevant internship opportunity.

This broad approach is intentionally designed to ensure you’re well-equipped for a career after graduation. Work exciting careers in journalism, marketing, public relations, tech, academics, and more

Student Outcomes

CSP graduates are leaders and trailblazers. Meet some of our alumni below and see how they’re shaping the world.

Mainhia Moua

Professional Writing Tutor, Metropolitan State University; Assistant Information Specialist, South St. Paul Public Library

Jasmin Ziegler

English Instructor, Anoka Ramsey Community College | Co-Editor of Poetry City, USA

Reeve Klatt

Freelance Writer & Digital Editor


CSP was ranked in the Top 10 “Career Ready” Institutions & Top 10 “Career Ready” Feedback for First-Generation College Students in the 2021 SkillSurvey Career Readiness.

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Meet our Faculty

Our world-class faculty use their decades of experience to nurture your success from the first day of class all the way to graduation— and beyond.

Dr. Debra Beilke

Professor of English

Eric Dregni

Professor of English, Journalism, and Italian in the Department of English and Modern Languages. Advisor of Student Newspaper.

Theresa FitzPatrick

Chair, Department of English, History, Language, and Political Science, Assistant Professor of English

career support

The support system you’ll enjoy at CSP continues far past the day you receive your diploma. Our Office of Career Development helps students and alumni find meaningful work through job & internship assistance, networking opportunities, interview prep, and much more.