English Major Requirements

B.A. in English (all concentrations) Important Requirements:

  • Must have 120 credit hours to graduate.

  • May count no more than 4 2000-level English courses towards their major.

  • Must have at least 4 4000-level English courses to fulfill the degree requirements. 

  • Must have a minor or 2nd major to graduate.

  • Must have a 2.0 GPA overall and in the major and minor to graduate.

  • Must complete COMM 1101.

  • Must take a Diversity class offered by the English Department.

  • Must have at least 2 Writing Intensive classes to graduate. 

  • Must complete a Foreign Language. Students with an English major (all concentrations) are required to demonstrate foreign language competency at the intermediate level.  Intermediate proficiency requires completion of a 2000-level or above course in a foreign language that uses the Latin alphabet (e.g., French, German, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, Spanish) or a 1202-level course in a language that does not use the Latin alphabet (e.g., Chinese, Ancient Greek, Modern Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Russian, etc.). 

    • The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) guidelines indicate that proficiency is demonstrated by testing reading, writing, speaking, and listening.  American Sign Language uses a Latin-based alphabet for reading, because reading and writing proficiency for ASL would be tested in English. Intermediate proficiency in ASL requires completion of a 2000-level or above course.