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English B.A. and English M.A. Integrated Degree Plan

(150 credit hours)

Students interested in the Integrated English B.A./M.A. Program are required to schedule a meeting with the English Graduate Advisor to discuss the application process. Candidates for this program must meet the current admission requirements for the M.A. program and be unconditionally admitted before taking any graduate level courses. The student must achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better in all undergraduate courses and a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better in all graduate courses.

The Integrated B.A./M.A. in English comprises a minimum of 150 semester credit hours of degree credit and the Comprehensive MA Examination. Of this total, 120 semester credit hours will be at the undergraduate level and 30 semester credit hours will be at the graduate level. The undergraduate course requirements are identical to those for the non-integrated B.A. except for the substitution of two 5000-level undergraduate courses that will introduce students to graduate study.

A unique feature of the integrated program is that the student will begin taking graduate course work in his/her senior year. Upon successful completion of all 150 semester credit hours of this five-year program, the student will be awarded both the B.A. and the M.A degree at the same time; the student will not receive the B.A. in English after completing 120 semester credit hours at the undergraduate level. Should a student decide not to complete the M.A. portion of the integrated program, then this student would have to complete any remaining degree requirements for the B.A in English in order to be awarded that degree. All of the undergraduate courses already completed as part of the integrated five-year program would count towards completion of the B.A. in English.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - English

(120 SCH)

Academic Major
Courses Hours
English 1301, 1302, or 2311 6

English 2321, 2322, 2323, 2326, 2329, 2331, 2341

3

English 3317, 3318, 3319

3

English 3301, 3309, 3311, 3312, 3313, 3315

6

English 3330

3

English 3351, 3353, 3355, 3356

3

English 6391

3

English Electives (12 must be advanced, 3 hours at the graduate level)

15

Major Support Courses
Courses Hours

General Studies 1181

1

Humanities: Cultural Competence 2323, English 2321, 2322, 2323, 2326, 2329, 2331, 2341, History 2311, 2312, 2322, Honors 2305, Philosophy 1301, 2305, 2306

3

Modern Languages 1301, 1302, 2311, 2312 (in a single modern language)

12

Core Curriculum
Courses Hours
Core Curriculum. Students should be aware that some majors specify particular courses to meet core-curriculum requirements when options are available. 42
Minor
Courses Hours

Minor (6 hours must be advanced)

18

Electives
Courses Hours

Electives

8-14

Specialization Areas

Creative Writing
Courses Hours

English 3355 and 3356

6

English 4376 or 4377

3

Technical and Business Writing
Courses Hours

English 3351

3

English 3352, 3353, 3354, 4360, 4365, 4367, 4375

9

Master of Arts (M.A.) - English

(30 SCH)

Courses Hours

English 6301, 6306, 6307, 6308, 6339

6

English 6331, 6333, 6335, 6336, 6341

6

English 6345, 6346, 6361, 6363

3

English Electives

15