Undergraduate English Major

Requirements for English Majors starting Fall 2013

Academic Plan of Study: ENGL Major (A PDF Will Download) [Available soon]

The course work for undergraduate English Majors requires 42 credit hours (45 credit hours for Teacher Licensure). A designated minor or second major is also required, as indicated below

  • thirty-six (36) hours of required English courses,
  • six (6) hours of other courses required for the major,
  • and a designated minor (or second major) of at least eighteen (18) hours.

Download the major concentration worksheets

Requirements for English Majors pre-Fall 2013

Academic Plan of Study: ENGL Major (Click on Buttons adjacent to English)

The course work for undergraduate English Majors (prior to Fall 2013) requires 39 credit hours (42 credit hours for Teacher Licensure). A designated minor or second major is also required, as indicated below:

  • thirty-three (33) hours of required English courses,
  • six (6) hours of other courses required for the major,
  • and a designated minor (or second major) of at least eighteen (18) hours.

Click to download the major worksheet

It's difficult to identify a single key experience that Undergraduate English Majors at UNC Charlotte all share. And yet there are central questions to which our majors pursue answers. "What does the text (a novel, a poem, an essay, a film, a website, a speech, a story, a brochure) mean? How do meanings change over time, across historical periods? How do we come to our own interpretations? What can we teach others? What does it mean to revise? How can we best use technologies to research, draft, edit, and publish our work?"

If these are the kind of questions that intrigue you, consider an English Major at UNC Charlotte.

Professional Internships
Students are strongly encouraged to participate in an internship during their undergraduate career. Internships provide a real-life work experience, so take a few moments to review the information and consult with the internship coordinator for additional information.

Teacher licensure
If, as part of your B.A. in English, you are seeking licensure to teach English in grades 9-12, you should consult with your advisor in the Department of Middle, Secondary, and K-12 Education for specific requirements. You can also download a teacher licensure worksheet.