Literature B.A. (on campus)

Literature B.A. (on campus)

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Ignite Your Mind

The elegance of literature is a testament to God as creator of all things beautiful. Develop a deep appreciation for and understanding of the Bible as both divine truth and literary masterpiece. You will study classical and contemporary works of art, learning history through the eyes of authors around the world. Literature Degree.

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Literature Degree

Christian College in PA


Career Potential

Through professors who are passionate about worshiping God through the arts, you will be well-prepared for graduate study and a broad range of careers, such as:

  • Writer or Author
  • Librarian
  • Teacher or Professor (with further education)
Literature Degree
Grace Scotch

Secondary English Education Major
Stafford Springs, CT

“To CSU faculty and staff, the students are a group of individuals with different goals and ambitions that are worthy of investment and time.”


What Will You Learn?

In all of the programs at CSU, you’ll be interacting with small class sizes and professors who really care and desire to mentor you. You’ll not only receive quality academics to prepare you for your career, but discipleship to prepare you for life. Literature Degree.

Literature Degree
Interpret literature literally, grammatically and historically

Deepen your appreciation for the written word. You will gain research and criticism skills to help you analyze and understand literary works.

Think and communicate effectively

Enjoy thinking deeply about things that matter through discussing literature! You will study some of the world’s greatest literature and develop your analytical and communication skills for further education.

Analyze literatyre through a biblical worldview

You will develop a biblical philosophy of literature from which to study both classical and contemporary works. Learn to analyze stories to find beauty and truth!


What You Will Study

Each of your courses will be taught from a biblical worldview, and you’ll learn with an intimate group of peers led by professors who care about your success.

All courses are three credits unless noted. Course descriptions can be found in the catalog.

First Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • CSU First-Year Experience [CSU101] – 0 creditS
  • Principles of Bible Study [BI100]
  • Bible Survey [BI111]
  • Academic Researched Writing [EN121]
  • American Literature I [LI221C]
  • Speech Communication [SP100]
  • Writing Across the Disciplines [EN122]
  • Living Well [HP101] – 1 credit
  • American Literature II [LI222C]
  • General Psychology [PS100]
  • Building a Biblical Lifestyle [TH120]
  • History Core Elective

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Second Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • World Literature I [LI201C]
  • Biblical Studies Elective
  • Biblical Studies Elective
  • Genre Elective
  • Math or Science Elective
  • Structural Grammar and Linguistics [EN330]
  • Survey of Biblical Themes in Literature [LI203]
  • Worldviews: Humanities and Science [PH206]
  • Theology Survey [TH211]
  • Genre Elective

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Third Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • British Literature I [LI221A]
  • Foundations of Literary Criticism [LI341]
  • Oral Interpretation [SP301]
  • Biblical Studies Elective
  • Free Elective
  • World Religions [EV220]
  • British Literature II [LI212A]
  • Theological Distinctives [TH308]
  • Genre Elective
  • Free Elective

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Fourth Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • Fine Arts [AR200]
  • Biblical Studies Elective
  • Genre Elective
  • Humanities Elective
  • Free Elective
  • Advanced Expository and Criticism [EN406]
  • Senior Seminar [TH480]
  • Communications Elective
  • Genre Elective
  • Free Elective

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Program Highlights
  • Study courses in British, American and world literature.
  • Be well-prepared for graduate studies.
Study what you love!

Learn to let literature give you a solace to reflect and worship, drawing you closer to God. Get the training you need to use the written word to glorify God through your career.

Literature Degree

Christian College in PA


Your Priority: God's Word

While you prepare for your career you’ll also earn a double major in Biblical Studies. At CSU, you’ll experience personal mentorship with someone who cares deeply about you and your relationship with your Creator. You’ll be challenged to think through topics and questions through a biblical worldview. Your Bible courses will lay a foundation for whatever path God has for your life.

When you attend this Bible college, you’re getting more than just a degree—you’re getting the tools, support system and encouragement to follow Christ with your whole heart—long after graduation.


You want to
choose a college:

 Where you can get prepared for your future.
 Where you will grow in your relationship with Christ.
 Where you truly find your fit.

Students constantly say the top reason they love CSU so much is: Community. When you’re part of the CSU community, you attend class with professors who are mentors; you do life right alongside others who want to serve their Savior, and you are welcomed into lifelong friendships that last well beyond graduation.

Literature Degree

Christian College in PA


Here's what our students actually pay: 

(Hint—it's way less than "sticker" price! Plus, our costs continually fall below our in-state, private school competitors' actual costs.)

A Christ-centered education is a wise investment. That's why we make biblical education as affordable as possible for students like you.

Scholarships are for Christian character, work ethic and academics. 99% of full-time, on-campus students get free financial aid(Based on incoming class of Fall 2021)



(not including loans)



Worldwide Impact

For more than 90 years, CSU has prepared Christ-centered, career-ready graduates to serve around the globe in a variety of ministries and careers. You'll learn from trusted professors who have a heart for Christ and desire for discipleship. You'll join a community of CSU students who are passionate about using their talents to serve Christ.

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See how you fit in here at CSU, where you'll learn through a biblical worldview, become part of an encouraging community and prepare to serve Christ through your life and career.




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