Nov 16, 2018  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English, B.A.

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The Bachelor of Arts in English prepares students for graduate and professional studies in any field and for unlimited career opportunities in which a strong foundation in English is essential. Students graduating from this program apply their skills and abilities in professions such as public relations staff, editor, writer, desktop publisher, reporter, legal assistant, and research assistant.

Admission to the English Program

Students are conditionally admitted to the program when they have fewer than 10 semester hours to complete their General Education requirement.


Following the completion of a major in English, students will demonstrate:

  • Critical thinking and communication skills. Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze, synthesize, interpret and evaluate, and the ability to compose organized and grammatically proficient essays, use diction and syntax which demonstrate maturity, and do research using appropriate research tools and the Internet.
  • Literary skills. Students will demonstrate the ability to appreciate and analyze literary works of various genres, periods, and nationalities.
  • Humanistic values. Students will demonstrate the ability to recognize human worth, dignity and cultural differences.

Major Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 123 hours, including the General Education program.

Course Requirements

Note: Please refer to the vertical curriculum for additional course requirements.

English : Total Semester Hours=123

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

First Semester

Total: 16

Total: 15

Senior Year

Total: 15

Second Semester

Total: 15


~ English Elective can be another Special Topic (EN 421- 424 ). Major Author (EN 431- 434 ), or an Internship Course (EN 490).

All students MUST see a Student Success Coach to review the details of the vertical curriculum and prerequisites requirements.

GE = General Education Courses

* Based on your placement testing scores, these courses may require prerequisites which may extend the number of semesters needed to complete degree requirements. These prerequisites do not count towards the degree for graduation.

**MARCHlNG BAND MEMBERS ONLY, MUST substitute PE Activity with MUB 110 - Marching Band .

**ROTC MEMBERS ONLY, substitute PE Activity with MY 104 - Basic Military Science  and MYL 104L - Basic Military Science Laboratory . (ROTC)

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