Humanities

English

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Discover world-changing stories and the ideas behind them.

You think the book is always better than the movie. You’re the type of person who remembers every word of a favorite poem. Bookstores are like your second home. It’s obvious: You’re meant to be an English major.

Bring your creativity to understanding great works of literature. Explore the ideas of remarkable writers from the past and present. And discover your own voice as a writer and critical thinker.

Embark on an exploration of the most significant writers and works from American, European, and world literature. Pursue the big questions, such as: What does it mean to be human? How does this change throughout different times and places? And begin to grasp how literature provides a way of understanding the human experience in all its complexity.

As an English major at Lesley, you’ll take an up-close look at specific themes, literary periods, genres, and authors. Through your small-group discussions, critical essays, oral presentations, and research, you’ll engage with ideas held by some of the most notable thinkers in human history.

The broader literary, cultural, and personal knowledge you develop in the classroom will be put into action through your real-world internships in Greater Boston—one of the world’s most literary cities. You’ll graduate with the skills and work experience to open major doors in whatever field you pursue, whether education, tech, business, government, or the arts.

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Program Cost Description
Approximate cost for 1 year of attendance in this undergraduate program.
English
  • Tuition
    Fall Tuition
    $13,150
    Spring Tuition
    $13,150
  • Room & Board
    Double/Triple/Quad Room
    $9,570
    Housing Deposit
    $300
    Meal Plan
    $6,180
  • Fees
    Health Service Fee
    $800
    Activity Fee
    $250
    Materials Fee
    $150
    Registration Fee
    $80
    Lab Fee
    $40
  • Total
Estimated Cost

Review all undergraduate tuition and fees, and what they cover.

Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

  • Tuition
    Fall Tuition
    $13,150
    Spring Tuition
    $13,150
  • Fees
    Activity Fee
    $250
    Materials Fee
    $150
    Registration Fee
    $80
    Lab Fee
    $40
  • Total
Estimated Cost

Review all undergraduate tuition and fees, and what they cover.

Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

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