Jul 14, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English, B.A.

In addition to the requirements listed below, students must meet all general graduation requirements as listed in the Undergraduate Academic Policies    section in this bulletin. A minimum of 120 semester hours is required for completion.

Students who major in English must take 36 hours in English courses numbered 300 or above. The 36 hours must include the following: 


Of the 27 hours in courses other than ENG 305 , ENG 306 , and ENG 307 , at least 6 hours must be in literature written before 1800, and at least 6 hours must be in literature written after 1800. In addition, of these 27 hours, at least 3 hours must be in courses primarily about American literature, and at least 3 hours must be in courses primarily about British literature.

A single course can satisfy only one of the nine requirements.

English majors must complete either:

  1. A minor in a selected field, or
  2. A departmentally approved minor area of concentration.

Candidates who wish to pursue the English/Language Arts Alternative Master’s program must successfully complete 32/19 (32 hours with 19 hours at the 300/400 level) and have at least one course in each of the following areas: English, theatre, speech, journalism (MC 200 ), and grammar.

General Education and General Electives

Students must also complete the General Education Core requirements to include any specific courses listed below. Students must also complete sufficient general electives to reach 120 or more total semester hours.

Bachelor of Art Requirements

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Art degree must successfully complete the second-year sequence of a foreign language.