Bachelor of Arts


Average Time to Complete 3-4 semesters

About the Program

MBU | Bachelors | Online – English students at Mary Baldwin hone critical thinking skills through hands-on active learning, a diverse group of course offerings, and text analysis and synthesis. Self-discovery, or finding your own voice, is encouraged for all students. Majors will also find emphasis placed on skills in all facets of writing, including creative writing.

Complete your English degree online.

Our English degree can be completed fully online through the university’s innovative Baldwin Online and Adult Programs. Just like in-person classes, the Blackboard-interface program emphasizes the development of strong conceptual skills in tandem with practical applications. MBU helps you fast-track your path to a English degree with the opportunity to transfer up to 15 credits (5 courses) through direct course equivalents from the Virginia Community Colleges System.

Our professors hold not only doctorates in their fields, but are also award-winning authors with published novels, short-stories, essays, poetry, and other works.

Career Paths

  • Teaching
  • Journalism
  • Bookselling / publishing
  • Public relations / marketing

Courses & Requirements

36+ Credit Hours

Need to meet major requirements (33) plus degree requirements (126) either through MBU or transfer course work; a minimum of 36 need to be taken through MBU.

Cost & Financial Aid

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Student Support

We know the path to higher education can be daunting, which is why we’re here to help.

As a student of the Roanoke Higher Education Center, you will have access to:

  • Library collections and services
  • Computer lab with printer/copier
  • Student lounge with high-speed wireless Internet
  • Cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Free parking with a student parking pass

Support resources for Mary Baldwin University students:

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