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English Major

Study English at Azusa Pacific University

Build your portfolio and pursue opportunities to publish your own original work alongside well-published faculty. Your internship experiences will help you step into your future career prepared to think critically and write compellingly. You’ll gain a solid foundation in writing technique and linguistics, literature, creative writing, significant authors, and the history of literary movements. 

Program at a Glance

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers diverse well-rounded degree programs to prepare critical thinkers to make a difference in the world for Christ.

Upcoming Events

APU One Day

  • March 8, 2024

Application Deadline

Early Action        (Freshmen Only)

  • November 15

Regular Decision

  • March 1 priority application deadline
  • June 1 final deadline
  • August 1 final transfer deadline

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Program Information

  • Program Units: 45-64


  • Azusa (Main Campus)
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Gain Hands-on Experience

  • Explore American, British, and Global literary history and engage with contemporary literary movements.
  • Develop the relationship between your reading, writing, and personal faith.
  • Build professional experience with an internship or assistantship.
  • Become an accomplished, adaptive, and original scholarly or creative writer. 
  • Learn from well-published faculty mentors.
  • Pursue opportunities to publish your own original work.

By the Numbers

1 of 126 Best Western Colleges according to Princeton Review's 2023 Best Colleges Guide
10 :1 Student-to-faculty ratio
100 % of incoming students receive financial aid


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From Competitor to Leader: Corrie Loeffler ’04 Named Executive Director of Scripps National Spelling Bee

English major Corrie Loeffler ’04 learned valuable communication and leadership skills at APU that she carries with her as executive director of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. 

Program Details

Students can choose to pursue a traditional BA in English, or a BA in English with an English Education concentration.

Browse the tabs below—if you have questions, visit the Student Services Center page, and we’ll make sure you get the info you need.

General Undergraduate Admission Requirements

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You might think that a private college education is beyond your reach, but there are many financial resources available to help make an Azusa Pacific education a reality. APU students may take advantage of three basic types of financial aid: scholarships and grants, education loans, and student employment.

Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships and grants are considered “gift aid” and do not require repayment. They can come from federal, state, or private sources. Scholarships are typically merit-based, meaning they are awarded depending on demonstrated academic ability or other specific talents.

Scholarships are often available from sources outside of APU. You can search for these scholarships through websites such as or The Student Services Center is sometimes notified of scholarships available through APU departments or local organizations, and can provide information about any available scholarships on request.

Education Loans

Education loans are usually repaid after graduation, may be deferred until after graduate school, and often have very low interest rates.

Military Benefits

Military members—and in some cases their spouses and dependents—qualify for financial assistance covering tuition, housing, and books. Azusa Pacific is a Yellow Ribbon University and Military Friendly School, so you can be confident that you’ll receive the benefits and flexibility you need to complete your education.

Student Employment

On-campus student employment is available for students needing additional income to pay for education-related expenses. APU students also find work off campus in the surrounding community.

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We’re committed to helping families understand early in the college search process the value of the APU experience and options for affordable financing of a top-tier Christian university education.

Now that you’re familiar with the financial aid opportunities available to APU students, it’s time to estimate what your true cost may be to attend Azusa Pacific. Remember, estimations are only as accurate as the information you provide. Click on the Net Price Calculator button below to begin.

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To view specific requirements and coursework information, visit the current academic catalog:

Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

Featured Faculty

Windy Counsell Petrie

Windy Counsell Petrie

Chair and Professor, Department of English

Joseph Bentz

Joseph Bentz

Professor, Department of English

Caleb D. Spencer

Caleb D. Spencer

Associate Professor, Department of English

Career Outlooks and Outcomes

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Dynamic Conference for Christianity and Literature Draws Scholars from Across U.S.

APU recently hosted the Conference for Christianity and Literature, bringing more than 120 students representing 36 universities across 10 states to campus to learn from renowned speakers under the theme, “Literature as Vocation.”

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.