Degree Requirements

English Major 

The English major consists of thirty hours in ten courses drawn from ENGL courses numbered 200 or higher or AMST courses partially satisfying the AOK requirement in literature (AMST 309, 350, 351, 356, 357, 358), at least six of which must be in literature or literary criticism. 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-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 two of which courses must be in literature or literary criticism, and at least one of which must be in English literature before 1700;
  • Three additional three-hour ENGL courses numbered 200 and above in literature or literary criticism and/or AMST courses partially satisfying the AOK requirement in literature (AMST 309, 350, 351, 356, 357, 358).

Writing Minor

  • One of the following courses: ENGL 300, ENGL/JOUR 376, COMM 222;

  • One of the following courses: ENGL 377 or 378;

  • One course in literature at the 300 or 400 level;
  • Three additional courses from the following: 300-level WRIT courses, ENGL 300, 302, 304, 306, 307, 400, 401, ENGL/JOUR 373, 374, 375, 376, COMM 222, 225