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Literature B.A. (on campus)

Literature B.A. (on campus)


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. 

Be mentored by caring professors
Find your fit in our community
Get involved and make a difference


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)
  • Editor
  • Librarian
  • Literary Agent

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

Grace Scotch

Secondary English Education Major | Stafford Springs, CT


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 literature 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
  • Biblical Studies Elective
  • Genre Elective
  • Genre Elective
  • Humanities Elective
  • Free Elective
  • Fine Arts [AR200]
  • Advanced Expository and Criticism [EN406]
  • Senior Seminar [TH480]
  • Communications 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.

Meet our Faculty

You’ll learn from professors who care deeply about you and your goals.


CSU is Affordable

We believe every student should have the opportunity to choose a biblical higher education—regardless of their financial circumstance. That’s why we’re committed to keeping costs for students as low as possible.


Average Cost

Before federal and state grants

*Anticipated typical cost for first-time, full-time, residential undergraduate CSU students for 2024-25. This cost includes tuition, housing, meals, general fee and CSU scholarships. Your total cost can be even lower if you qualify for more aid, including federal and state grants which do not have to be paid back.

Information provided by the National Center for Education Statistics.


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.


Take the Next Step

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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