Degree Requirements

English Major 

The English major consists of thirty credit-hours in ten ENGL or AMST courses numbered 200 and higher. During their senior year, English majors will satisfy the capstone requirement by taking ENGL 495. Of the remaining nine courses required for the major, at least seven must be three-credit-hour ENGL courses numbered 300 and higher. At least two of each major’s courses numbered 300 or above must be in English literature written before 1700.

English Major with an Education Minor

English majors minoring in Education who wish to be certified to teach English at the secondary level must take the following courses:

  • ENGL 211, 212, and 311
  • Two of the following courses: ENGL 251, 252, 255
  • One of the following courses: ENGL 300, 303, 305, 307
  • One of the following courses: ENGL 377, 378

English Minor Options 

Two minors are available in English. The first, the minor in English consists of nine hours of ENGL courses numbered 300 and above, and nine additional hours of ENGL courses numbered 200 and above. At least one course numbered 300 or above must be in English literature before 1700. The second, the minor in Writing, consists of the following: 1) one of either ENGL 300 or 376, 2) one of either ENGL 375 or 377, 3) two additional courses chosen from ENGL 300, 302, 304, 306, 307, 373, 374, 375, 376, 378, 400, 401, and COMM 225) six hours of literature at the 300 or 400 level.