The study of English prepares students to gain critical reading skills, develop focused
research methods, learn the craft of rhetoric, improve analytical thinking, and enhance
precise writing skills through the study of grammar, literature, and prose.
About This Program
Students seeking a degree in English will learn effective communication skills, various
types of writing, structure of language, and critical research and review methods.
Students will also examine many types of literature produced throughout the course
of history in order to gain new perspectives and develop an evolved understanding
of the written word, the historical evolution of language, and the exploration of
cultures. Many of our graduates further their education and continue on to doctoral
programs while others attain positions in fields such as education, law, information
technology, business, and journalism.
The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English requires 120 semester hours to complete.
The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree requires that all students select a minor field of study in an area of concentration such as humanities,
theatre, foreign language, history, art, music, philosophy, journalism, or another
area approved by the advisor and the chairperson.
All courses must be passed with a grade of “C” or better.
Your Map to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English
Admission Requirements Any student who is in good standing may become an English major. General Course Prerequisites Each student enrolled in the university is expected to earn a minimum grade of "C"
in ENC 1101, ENC 1102 or the honors equivalent. Each student is expected to earn a
minimum grade of "C" in any course offered by the department at the 2000 level or
Course Requirement for the English Major An English major must complete the following thirty-six (36) semester hours with a
grade of at least "C" in each course. All courses in which grades below "C" have been
earned must be repeated. The overall average in major courses should be at least 2.00.
In addition, students must complete the following supporting courses:
Supporting courses are:
History (EUH 2000/3000/4000 or AMH or AFA 2000/3000/4000);
French or Spanish (12 hrs);
Philosophy (PHI 2010);
Psychology (PSY 2012);
Anthropology (ANT 2000);
Speech (SPC 1017/ 2608); and
Computer Information Systems (CGS 2060 or EME 2040).
The English major requirement of thirty-six (36) semester hours above the general
studies requirements does not mean that additional hours are not encouraged; they
are, in fact, strongly recommended for all majors for complete background preparation. Minor Requirements for English Majors All students must select a minor field of study in an area of concentration such as
humanities, theatre, foreign language, history, art, music, philosophy, journalism,
or another area approved by the advisor and the chairperson.