The Bachelor of Arts in Literature provides students with a broad base of knowledge and critical thinking skills valued by employers in virtually every occupational field. The B.A. in Literature helps students develop skills in the key areas of written communication, problem solving, analytical and critical thinking, and interpersonal understanding. In addition, students gain an opportunity to develop and implement ideas, expand literacy, develop research techniques, and fine-tune analytical and presentation tools. The focus is strengthening students’ ability to formulate and evaluate their own arguments as well as those of others.
The B.A. in Literature requires that students demonstrate a high level of analytical skill and an ability to communicate abstract ideas with strong concrete support. These skills are indispensable to students who intend to continue their academic careers in law or in elementary or secondary education—or who plan to pursue a Ph.D. which allows them to teach at the undergraduate or graduate levels.
Candidates for the B.A in Literature degree must have completed at least 120 credits, 90 of which must be in the liberal arts. The final 30 credits must be taken in graded course work at the University, and no more than 60 of total credits may be awarded from prior learning. Candidates must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in their area of concentration and a minimum GPA of 2.0 from Adelphi overall.