Majors and Minors

Degree or Program Details

English Major

This major prepares students for careers in business and government, and for professions ranging from law and medicine to publishing.

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Total Credits Required for Degree 124

Liberal Studies 30-40
Health Promotion Requirements 2

Required Courses in Major* 40
English Courses 8
British Literature Survey or Period Courses 6-8
Choose from the following: 
American Literature Survey Course 4
Choose from the following: 
Major Author Course 3-4
Choose from the following: 
EN 412 Chaucer (3-4 cr.)
EN 420 Shakespeare (3-4 cr.)
EN 422 Milton (3-4 cr.)
Genre Course 3-4
Choose from the following: 
Upper-Level Writing Course or Research Paper Option in Two Variable Credit Courses 2-4
Choose from the following writing courses or complete a research paper (4th credit) in two variable credit courses from major author, genre, world literature/diverse traditions, British literature survey or period courses: 
World Literature/Diverse Traditions 3-4
Choose from the following: 
English Electives 6-10

Minor 20

*No more than eight credits may be at the 100 level and at least nine credits must be in courses 400 or above.