English majors develop strong communication skills, learn effective research methods, practice flexibility in facing complex situations, and increase their awareness of the humanities tradition. Success in an information economy is dependent upon one’s ability to produce, analyze, understand, and restate written, oral, and visual material. Through its offerings, the department continues the rich tradition of language and literature study while it also responds to the needs of both the liberal arts major and the pre-professional student.
Degree Type: B.A. or B.S.
Required Degree Credits to Graduate: 122
General Education Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree
- A list of approved general education courses is available here .
- General education courses may be used to satisfy requirements for both general education and the major, minor, and program emphases, where applicable. Students should carefully review the major, minor, and program emphases requirements for minimum grade restrictions, should they apply.
|College Composition I|
|College Composition II|
|Fundamentals of Public Speaking|
Upper Division Writing †
|Quantitative Reasoning (R) †||3|
|Science and Technology (S) †||10|
|Humanities and Fine Arts (A) †||6|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences (B) †||6|
|Wellness (W) †||2|
|Cultural Diversity (D) *†|
|Global Perspectives (G) *†|
May be satisfied by completing courses in another General Education category.
May be satisfied with courses required in the major. Review major requirements to determine if a specific upper division writing course is required.
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree – The completion of a minor program of study, a second major, or a second degree is required.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree – Second year language proficiency at college level required.
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences College Requirements
An additional 9 credits are required by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences for all Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degree programs of study, except the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, the Bachelor of Music degree, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree, and the Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree:
|AH&SS College Requirements|
Courses used to satisfy any general education requirement cannot be used to also count toward the AH&SS College Requirements. A minimum of three credits is required in each of the 3 following areas for a total of 9 credits. Choose only those courses with the prefixes listed for each area. A course with the WGS prefix can only be used in one area.
|Area One: Humanities||3|
ARB, ENGL, FREN, GERM, HIST, HUM, PHIL, RELS, SPAN, or WGS
|Area Two: Social Sciences||3|
ANTH, CJ, COMM, EMGT, POLS, SOC, or WGS
|Area Three: Fine Arts||3|
ARCH, ART, ENVD, LA, MUSC, or THEA
Students must earn a grade of 'C' or better in all courses used to fulfill requirements for the English major. These courses may only be repeated once.
|ENGL 167||Introduction to English Studies||3|
|ENGL 272||Literary Analysis||3|
|ENGL 275||Introduction to Writing Studies||3|
|ENGL 358||Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences (May satisfy general education category C)||3|
|ENGL 467||English Studies Capstone Experience||3|
|Lower Division Elective Courses - Select one of the following:||3|
|Introduction to Linguistics|
|Introduction to Literature|
|Introduction to Poetry|
|Introduction to Creative Writing|
|Literature Survey Courses - Select one of the following:||3|
|World Literature Masterpieces|
|British Literature I|
|American Literature I|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|British Literature II|
|American Literature II|
|Cultural Diversity Courses - Select two of the following:||6|
|The Bible as Literature|
|British and American Women Writers|
|Contemporary Women Writers|
|Literature and The Environment|
|19th Century American Fiction|
|20th Century American Fiction|
|Themes in American Culture|
|Study Tour Abroad|
|Young Adult Literature in a Multicultural World|
|Social and Regional Varieties of English|
|International Technical Writing|
|Literacy, Culture and Identity|
|Native American Literature|
|Upper Division Elective Courses: 300-400 level courses|
|ENGL||300-400 Level Courses||6|
|ENGL||400 Level Courses||9|
- A grade of ‘C’ or better is required in all English specialty and Professional Education Requirement courses.