Marylhurst and Portland Community College entered into an official agreement in May 2016, aiming to remove barriers for PCC students to complete a four-year degree at Marylhurst.
Earn your bachelor's degree in English literature and writing from Marylhurst
Whether you choose to earn your Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English Literature & Writing on the beautiful Marylhurst campus or as a part of our community online, you’ll benefit from a small class environment and personal approach to education. Graduate ready to lead a successful career with in-demand professional skills in writing, communication, technology and analysis.
All students in the B.A. in English Literature & Writing program take a core set of courses designed to offer a solid foundation in literature and writing. Through these core courses, we seek to encourage critical engagement with literary and cultural texts, and infuse literary study with an understanding of the connection between literature, history and writing.
Specialize your English literature and writing degree
Tailor your B.A. in English Literature & Writing degree and develop modern professional skills through concentrations in Literature or Creative Writing. While each concentration emphasizes different aspects of literature and writing, all students investigate the interrelated aspects of language and expression through interpretation, composition and creativity.
Career paths for English literature and writing graduates
You will graduate from Marylhurst with modern professional skills in critical thinking, writing, communication, technology and analysis — skills highly valued by graduate schools and prospective employers. English graduates are in-demand and often enter professions or pursue graduate studies in fields such as writing, teaching, publishing, journalism, marketing, public relations, library science, government and business.