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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) English

(120 semester hours)

The English major requires a total of 36 semester hours, of which 30-33 must be advanced. 

Academic Major*
  Hours
English 2307, 2321, 2326, 2331
3

English 2329

3
English 3330, 3331, 3332, 3333, 3334, 4309
18

English (advanced)

12
Other Requirements
  Hours
Communication 1315 3
Computational and Applied Math 1351, Mathematics 1314, 1324, 1332, 1342, 2313
3
Creative Arts:
Arts 1301, 1302, 1303, 1304,
Honors 2302,
Music 1306, 1310, 1313,
Theatre 1310
3

English 1301, 1302

6

General Studies 1181

1

History 1301, 1302

6
Life and Physical Sciences:
Biology 1406, 1407, 1408, 1409, 2423, 2424,
Chemistry 1405, 1411,
Geography 1301/1101,
Geology 1403, 1404,
Physical Science 1315/1115, 1317/1117, Physics 1303/1103, 1304/1104
8
Modern Language 1301, 1302, 2311, 2312
in a single modern language
12
Political Science 2305, 2306
6
Social and Behavioral Sciences:
Agricultural Economics 2317,
Economics 1300, 2301, 2302,
Geography 2305,
Psychology 2301, 2315,
Sociology 1301, 1306
3
Minor
  Hours
Minor
18
Electives
  Hours
Electives** (3-6 advanced hours are required to meet the 42 advanced hour requirement)
15

* Students may choose a specialization area in Creative Writing, English Language Learning and Linguistics, or Technical and Business Writing. 

**The number of advanced hours in electives is determined by the specialization area chosen.

Specialization Areas

Creative Writing

A major in English with a specialization in creative writing requires 36 hours of which 30 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.”

Creative Writing
  Hours
English 2307, 2329
6
English 3330, 3331, 3332, 3333, 3334
15
English 3355, 3356
3
English 4309
3
English 4376, 4377
3

English (advanced)

6

English Language Learning and Linguistics

A major in English with a specialization in English Language Learning and Linguistics designed for students interested in teaching English as a second language abroad or in TESOL English language training in the United States. The concentration does not lead to ESL Certification K-12. This program requires 36 hours of which 30 must be advanced according to the list below. Courses in the concentration are cross-listed in the disciplines of English and Linguistics. Students that major in English with a specialization area of English Language Learning and Linguistics may not choose a minor in English Language Learning and Linguistics or a minor in Linguistics.

English Language Learning and Linguistics
  Hours
English 2331, and 2307, 2321, 2326, or 2329
6
English 3320, 3323, 3326, 3328, 4323
15

English (advanced)

15

Technical and Business Writing***

A major in English with a specialization in technical and business writing requires 36 hours of which 33 must be advanced according to the list below.

Technical and Business Writing
  Hours
English 2307, 2321, 2326, 2331
3
English 3330, 3351, 3352, 3353, 3354
15
English 4360, 4365, 4373
9

English (advanced)

9

***Students must use 3 hours of electives to satisfy the Humanities requirement.