Degree Requirements

English Major 

The English major consists of thirty credit-hours in ten ENGL or literature 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, 307, 373, or 376 
  • One of the following courses: ENGL 377 or 378

English Minor Options 

English Minor

  • Three three-hour ENGL courses numbered 300 and above, at least one of which must be in English literature before 1700;
  • Three additional three-hour ENGL courses numbered 200 and above.

Writing Minor

  • One of the following courses: ENGL 300, ENGL/JOUR 376, or COMM 222;
  • One of the following courses: ENGL 377 or 378;
  • Two courses in literature at the 300 or 400 level;
  • Two additional courses from the following: ENGL 300, 302, 304, 306, 307, 373, 374, 375, 376, 400, 401, COMM 222, or 225.