Jun 29, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English B.A.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree

Refer to the “Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees ” section of this catalog.

Major in English

(Major Code: 106)

The bachelor of arts degree 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 upperdivision courses. Maximum of 60 hours may be taken in English.

University Core Curriculum Requirements

Refer to the “University Core Curriculum ” section of this catalog.

From Communication - Code 10 (3 of 6 hours)

From Component Area Option - Code 90 (3 of 6 hours)

Choose one of the following:

Foreign language (six to eight hours)

Two courses with a minimum of three hours per course. While not required, students are urged to take both courses in the same language.


Take additional non-ENGL electives to total 120 hours overall.

*English Capstone Project

The Capstone will be completed during the student’s senior year. In addition to the successful completion of English 4390, requirements include a portfolio and presentation to be evaluated by the capstone assessment committee. Refer to the English Major’s Handbook for additional information.


For information about the master of arts (M.A.) degree in English, refer to the “Graduate Catalog”.

Advising Services Degree Checklists and Curriculum Guides

Degree checklists and curriculum guides (suggested course sequences) are available by linking to the Advising Services Degree Checklists webpage.