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English Program Information

A Bachelor of Arts degree in English provides you with a liberal arts education that can be valuable in a wide range of jobs and career fields in educational institutions, advertising agencies, radio and TV broadcasting, public relations firms, business and nonprofit organizations, government agencies, literary agencies, professional associations. 

Degree Plan Options Degree Plan - Bachelor of Arts in Communication Design 
Credit Hours 120 Credit Hours
Delivery Methods Victoria (traditional semesters)
Tuition & Fees Rates Per Semester


As a writer, you might write for book publishers, magazines, trade journals, websites or TV broadcasts. Common positions for a writer include news writer, journalist, technical writer, copywriter or publisher.

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As an editor, you might select and prepare material for publication or broadcast. You might also review, rewrite and edit a writer's work.

Common positions for a editor include:

executive editor
managing editor
assistant editor
copy editor
book production editor
publication assistant

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Teacher Certification

You can also take classes toward teacher certification and, upon completion of certification exams, be qualified to teach English in high school. The University of Houston-Victoria program can provide you with a background to do graduate work in English, which can lead to a junior college or university teaching position. It can also prepare you for graduate work in other fields such as Law, Linguistics, Journalism and Communication.

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Current Student Testimonial

"My favorite thing about UHV is the smaller class size, it allows for better interaction with professors."

- Bryan Sturm
Current Student, 2022 Political Science