Oct 18, 2019  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog V2 
2019-2020 Academic Catalog V2

English, Legal Studies Concentration, B.A.

To prepare students who wish to continue the study of law or who wish to work in a law-related profession upon graduation, students can elect English with a concentration in Legal Studies. Supplementing the College's two-course business law sequence, the concentration provides students with courses that provide a solid foundation in constitutional law, criminal law, international law, and the emerging area of law and new media.

Program Goals:

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts in English degree, students will:

  • demonstrate a broad understanding of the study of literature, including
    • knowledge of literary genre attributes and conventions.
    • knowledge of trends and differences in a variety of literary traditions.
    • knowledge of core theoretical literary approaches and an ability to apply them.
  • demonstrate competence in writing and communication, including
    • competence in writing and communication skills for particular purposes, audiences, and media.
    • competence in visual communication using a specific visual communication technology.
  • demonstrate an ability to conduct research relevant to the field of English and communication.
  • obtain employment in a communication-related field or enter a graduate program of study.

In August 2016, Goldey-Beacom College and Delaware Law School signed an articulation agreement offering students a pathway to law school. This partnership outlines two options for Goldey-Beacom College students which are the 3 + 3 Early Admissions Program and the Express or Guaranteed Admission Program (EGAP). These options are of particular interest to students who desire a law degree.  Admissions staff and Advisors can assist students with degree program selection who wish to pursue this opportunity.


Suggested sequence of courses:

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester (15 Credits)

Spring Semester (15 Credits)

Junior Year

Fall Semester (15 Credits)

Spring Semester (15 Credits)

Senior Year

Minimum credits required: 120

GE Electives include Business Courses; students can take 15 credits in business; 6 toward BA and 9 additional to earn a minor in Business (129 total credits).