About this Program

Explore the opportunities offered by our innovative program, which integrates writing, rhetoric, discourse, technology, and textual studies. Our courses offer creative reinterpretations of these fields within the discipline of English. We emphasize research on texts and media as they are affected by form, purpose, technology of composition, audience, cultural location, social practices, and communities of discourse.

Program Highlights

  • The English undergraduate program offers five concentrations, including Creative Writing, Journalism, Professional Writing, Literature, and Applied Language Studies

Degree Level
Degree Earned
Bachelor of Arts
Delivery Modes


Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is a midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers

$72,120 Median Salary

Create original written works, such as scripts, essays, prose, poetry or song lyrics, for publication or performance.

Public Relations Specialists

$67,990 Median Salary

Engage in promoting or creating an intended public image for individuals, groups, or organizations. May write or select material for release to various communications media.

Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

$61,040 Median Salary

Teach students in one or more subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations.

Writers and Authors

$72,120 Median Salary

Originate and prepare written material, such as scripts, stories, advertisements, and other material.


What are the requirements to apply for English (B.A.) at ODU?
Students entering the Bachelor of Arts program in English (B.A.) should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.

Upon completion of ENGL 110C, intended majors should apply to the chief departmental advisor for English to declare the major.


At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful...


Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Active Duty Military Rate
Cost Per-Credit $250
Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $393
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $407
Cost Per-Credit $1,073

Ways to Save

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Chief Departmental Advisor

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