Overview

RMU's Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English online degree program prepares students for a variety of fields, including writing, editing, communication specialists in advertising, public relations, or other writing-intensive positions, or teaching.

Through this online offering, you have access to faculty members who are specialists in their areas of expertise, and all have related work experience as practitioners in the field, such as principals, superintendents, teachers, researchers, authors, psychologists, and counselors. As a result, you get to take advantage of their first-hand experience as you work toward a rewarding job in teaching, writing, P.R., marketing and advertising, or dozens of other career opportunities.

Salary Information

Position TitlePosition Salary
By type of employer
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation
$35,000
Educational Services
$32,746
Government (State & Local)
$37,333
Legal Services
$28,500
Publishing
$30,000
By job function
Customer Service
$26,000
Management Trainee (entry-level)$36,000
Paralegal
$28,500
Teaching
$32,746
Writing/Editing
$30,000
The information in this chart is based off of 2010 information from the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

RMU Salary Survey

RMU Salary RangeMeanRange
Communication (2009)
$29,633
$19,200 - $38,000
English (2008)
$26,500
$22,000 - $32,000

Curriculum Requirements

The online B.A. Writing degree program requires 120 credit hours. The curriculum has five components: 

  1. Robert Morris Core - 39 credits
    These are traditional liberal arts requirements of the University. Studies in humanities, communication skills, and social, behavioral, natural and quantitative sciences are included.
  2. Department Requirements - 12 credits
    These are Department of English standard courses in Literature, Essay, Language and Rhetoric.
  3. Required Major - 30 credits
    This component requires students to complete the major requirements by taking 10 courses that include American Literature, British Literature, and Shakespeare.
  4. Concentration - 24 credits
    This component requires students to complete a concentration by taking 9 courses including writing, designing, editing and communications.
  5. Open Electives - 15 credits
    Students are encouraged to take classes in areas that are relevant to their professional trajectory: information systems, business, engineering, media arts, organizational studies, etc.

For More Information

Contact the Office of Admissions:
Robert Morris University
6001 University Boulevard
Moon Township, PA 15108-1189 USA

Phone 1-800-762-0097
Fax 1-412-397-2425
Email OnlineAdmissions@rmu.edu
Or visit our website where you can apply for free.

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