The English Program nurtures students' creative, critical, and analytical abilities with regard to poetry, fiction, drama and nonfiction. In so doing, the program develops students' appreciation of writing as an art form, providing the opportunity to explore and examine the full range of human experience. Students graduating from the undergraduate English program should be prepared to continue in graduate studies or professional careers that demand a sound background in literary studies, analytic reading, and writing skills.
Students may choose an area of specialization: Writing or Literature & Criticism are offered as primary avenues of study or concentrations. Specialization in any one of these areas is not required to graduate in the major, although highly recommended.
Students working toward a Bachelor's degree must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours of coursework, which includes general education requirements, electives, pre-major requirements (if applicable) and major requirements.
General Education Requirements (59 credit hours)
Pre-Major Requirements (6 credit hours)
EN 102 Expository Writing (3 credit hours)
Any 200-level English Course (3 credit hours)
EN 314 Backgrounds in American Literature (3 credit hours)
EN 315 Backgrounds in English Literature (3 credit hours)
EN 499 Senior Seminar (3 credit hours)
Major Specialization Electives (15 credit hours)
For additional degree requirements, please consult with your advisor.