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Department of English and Modern Languages
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Bachelor of Arts

English Major with Creative Writing Specialization

A major in English with a specialization in creative writing requires 36 hours of which 24 must be advanced according to the list below. Students who select English 3355, “Fiction and Fiction Writing,” must select English 4376, “Fiction Writing Workshop,” and students who select English 3356, “Poetry and Poetry Writing,” must then select English 4377, “Poetry Writing Workshop.”

Academic Major
Courses Hours
English 1301, 1302, 2328, and 2329 12
English 3355 or 3356 3
English 4376 or 4377 3
English 4358 or 4361 3
American Literature (advanced) 3
English 3301, 3311, 3312, or 3333 3
Three advanced literature electives* 9

*English 3350, 3351, 3352, 3353, 3354, 4320, 4355, 4360, 4365, and 4373 cannot be used to satisfy the requirement for nine hours of advanced literature electives.

Other Requirements
Courses Hours
Communication 2301 3
Computer Literacy: Agricultural Economics 1351, Animal Science
1351, Business Computer Information Systems 1305, Communication
2345, Computational and Applied Mathematics 1351, Computer
Science 1301, 1341, 1351, 1361, 1371, Theatre 2345, Education 2323,
Mass Media 2345, Mathematics 1351, Music 2353, Nursing 2338, or
University Studies 2323
3
Political Science 2301 and 2302 6
History 1301 and 1302 6
Physical Activity 1
Computational and Applied Math 2305, Mathematics 1302, 1303, 1311,
1312, 1321, 1361, 1362, 1332, 1561, 2305, 2331, 2332 or 2513
3
Natural Science (two lab sciences: biology, chemistry, geology, physical science, physics) 8
Social Science: Agricultural Economics 1331, Economics, 2300, 2301,
2302, Geography 2301, Psychology 1303, 2301, 2304, 2305, Sociology 1303, 2301, 2305, 2307
3
Visual and Performing Arts: Art 1301, 1302, 1305, 2301, 2302, Theatre
1311, 1351, 2331, 2334, Music 1310, 1341, 1342, 1351, 1361, 1375, 1376,
Honors 2302
3
Modern Languages 2310 or 2311 and 2312 6
Minor
Courses Hours
Minor 18
Electives
Courses Hours

Electives (15 advanced hours are required to meet the 45 advanced
hour requirement)
24

* English majors may specialize in professional writing by selecting the following courses from the major program: English 3351 or 3352, 3353, 4358, 4361, 4360, 4373, and at least 6 hours of advanced English courses, preferably in professional writing.

** Students may take either 3351 or 3352 for advanced credit — not both.

The above plan meets all core curriculum and Bachelor of Arts degree requirements. The B.A. degree with a major in English requires a minimum of 120 semester credit hours, a minimum of 45 advanced (junior and senior level) semester credit hours, and a minimum of 30 semester credit hours in residence (24 of which must be at the advanced level). 24 of the last 30 hours required to complete this degree must be taken in residence.

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