English BA Degree
Incoming first year students seeking admission to the university as English majors must meet the general and specific admissions requirements of the university as stated in this catalog. When the student does not fully meet those requirements, a personal interview is required. Continuation as an English major requires that the student maintain a minimum 2.0 or "C" average, both in the major and in the overall grade point.
After transfer credits area applied, transfer students must complete all of the remaining English requirement as listed in this catalog.
Students in the English major must complete the following requirements; the total number of credits, including University Core Curriculum Requirements and Electives, required for graduation with the English major is 121:
Introductory Level: English majors will be required to take 9 credits (3 courses) at the introductory level. Six (6) of these 9 credits will be completed as part of each major’s fulfilling the University’s Core Curriculum; English majors should take University Writing Seminar in a discipline other than English:
Intermediate Level: English majors will be required to take 15 credits at the Intermediate Level:
Advanced Courses: English majors will be required to take 9 credits at the Advanced Level:
Major Electives: Students must take six (6) credits in English at the 200, 300, or 400-level (including ENG 415: Selected Studies in Literature & ENG 470: Internship) in addition to courses fulfilling the requirements above.
Advanced History Courses: (6 credits): Students must take six (6) credits in History at the 200, 300, or 400-level (including HIS 320 Selected Studies in History).
In unusual situations, the English department chair may approve changes in specific course requirements. Final approval for transfer credits in English or approval of off-campus courses in English rests with the English department chair.