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B.A. Degree Program in English

Major Requirements (36 credit hrs) 

Core Courses for all English Majors (21 credit hrs)

ENGL 2303 Critical Reading and Writing
One 2000-level survey of British Literature 
One 2000-level of American Literature
ENGL 3203 Advanced Grammar and Usage or ENGL 4213 Studies in Linguistics
ENGL 3423 Advanced Composition or an elective Creative Writing course 
One course in English Rhetoric 
ENGL 4762 Senior Seminar (taken Spring of the Junior year) 
ENGL 4761 Senior Project (taken Fall of the Senior Year)

Literature Track (15 credit hrs)

All courses must be different from those taken to fill the core requirements
One additional Survey of American Literature
One additional Survey of British Literature 
One 3000- or 4000-level literature course with a focus on diversity 
Two 3000- or 4000-level courses in any two of the following: Studies in Genre, Theory, Major Authors, Movements/Periods

Writing Track (15 credit hrs)

ENGL 2123 Introduction to Creative Writing
+ Four courses selected from the following:
ENGL 2043 Applications of Writing in Tutoring
ENGL 3093 Writing for Editing and Publishing
ENGL 3063 Fiction Writing
ENGL 4123 Fiction: Form and Technique
ENGL 3073 From Script to Screen
ENGL 3123 Writing for Stage and Screen
ENGL 3163 Poetry Writing
ENGL 4223 Poetry: Form and Technique
ENGL 3223 Technical and Business Writing 
ENGL 3323 Digital Textuality
ENGL 3423 Advanced Composition
ENGL 3523 Creative Nonfiction
ENGL 3623 Personal Essay
ENGL 4323 Visual Rhetoric and Information Design
ENGL 4463 Seminar in Rhetoric
ENGL 418x Internship in Writing/Editing
or other approved writing electives

Students may also double major in Education and English and pursue certification to teach English at the middle and high school levels.


If you score above a 22 on the ACT/100 SAT with a 3.0 GPA, you qualify for: 

Academic scholarships from $1,700–$8,000 per year

Departmental scholarships from $3,000–$11,000 per year

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