Department of English, Philosophy and Modern Languages
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) DegreeThe Department of English, Philosophy, and Modern Languages offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in English. This major prepares students for a variety of after-college routes: graduate study, professional school, and careers in such diverse fields as writing, publishing, government and foreign service, human services, business, and education.
The department also offers secondary teacher certification majors in English and a secondary composite in English language arts. In addition, English may be selected as a second teaching field with other certification majors.
Students pursuing a B.A.A.S. degree may complete a concentration in English.
For more information, please see the English Major's Handbook.
Major Code: 106
(See the “Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees” section of the catalog.)
The Bachelor of Arts in English requires a minimum of 120 hours which includes courses for the major, general education, language courses, all University requirements, and electives. The English major consists of 42 hours as well as language requirements and a capstone project. At least 30 of the 42 hours must be upper-division courses. Maximum of 60 Hours may be taken in English.
Courses Required of All English Majors
The capstone should be completed during the student’s senior year (fall and spring semesters only).
Degree Checklists and Curriculum Guides
Degree Checklists and Curriculum Guides are available, listed by catalog year.
English Honors Requirements
In addition to the requirements of the Honors Program and the English major, six hours of electives are required chosen from:
M. A. in English
For information about the master of arts (M.A.) degree in English, please visit this page.