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RMU's Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English online 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.

2010 national mean bachelor-level entry-level salaries:
(from the National Association of Colleges and Employers)
Communication by type of employer Communication by job function
Advertising $37,500 Advertising (based on one response) $39,250
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation $30,096 Fundraising/ Development $37,000
Communications (Broadcasting/Telecommunications) $32,571 Insurance (Claims) $38,000
Consulting Services $29,000 Management Trainee (entry-level) $29,238
Educational Services $35,040 Public Relations $31,233
Government (Federal) $33,000 Reporting $23.333
Insurance $40,250 Sales $38,000
Legal Services $34,167 Teaching $37,000
Religious/ Grantmaking/ Professional Organizations $30,833 Writing/Editing $32,000
English by type of employer English by job function
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation $35,000 Customer Service $26,000
Educational Services $32,746 Management Trainee (entry-level) $36,000
Government (State & Local) $37,333 Paralegal $28,500
Legal Services $28,500 Teaching $32,746
Publishing $30,000 Writing/Editing $30,000
RMU Salary Survey Range: Mean:
Communication (2009) $19,200 - $38,000 $29,633
English (2008) $22,000 - $32,000 $26,500

The following link will take you to the check sheet for this program, detailing the academic requirements for completion. Credit requirements are broken down into three categories: 1) RMU Core, 2) Major, and 3) Minor/Focus/Open Electives.

Any questions, please contact RMU's Office of Admissions at 800-762-0097

At Robert Morris University, we’re not just training our students to get a job, we’re educating them for a whole series of professional careers—and for a lifetime of enrichment and contribution. RMU's unique Student Engagement Transcript certifies our graduates' character-building credentials as well as their academic credentials. 

English majors receive an education that is both well-rounded and focused. Built upon a broad foundation in the liberal arts, the English curriculum is integrated through sustained attention to linguistics, problem-solving rhetoric, and the interpretation of literature and other texts. Students select a course of study that best suits their personal interests and career goals. The program prepares graduates for a variety of careers as well as for graduate study.

Faculty members in the School of Communications and Information Systems are recognized for their dedication to teaching, academic research, global understanding, and professional experience. Our faculty regularly wins awards and accolades for excellence in teaching and research. As guides and mentors, they motivate students to acquire the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their field of study.

Our faculty members hail from seven countries on four continents, helping to broaden students’ global understanding. And their professional experience and community involvement help students connect what they’re learning in the digital classroom to the workplace.

Higher education is an investment in your future and your quality of life. At Robert Morris University, we will work closely with you to show you how to finance your education through a combination of need-based financial aid, scholarships, and financing strategies to make your education attainable.

RMU has one of the lowest tuition rates of all private institutions in the state, but we know that financing your education can be complicated, and your family might need help understanding your options.

Talk to us—we can help!

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