Bachelor of Arts in English

The Bachelor of Arts in English allows considerable flexibility for students to choose their major classes. Students may choose the Literature option or the Professional Writing Option, both of which require a major core of literature and writing classes. The Literature Option adds a broad spectrum of literature classes. The Professional Writing Option focuses on writing effectively in a variety of contexts and for a wide range of audiences. With either option, students have free elective hours and a minor built into the degree requirements, a benefit for those who want the freedom to tailor their education to varied interests or professional goals. The curriculum easily allows for students to complete a certificate program to complement their major interests. This degree, as do all English programs, requires two classes of a modern language at an intermediate level.


Program Curriculum


Undergraduate Degree

Bachelor of Arts in English

English Building


Monday – Friday: 8:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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Two Tracks

Literature Concentration

Course Course Title
ENGL 4120 Shakespeare
ENGL American Literature (pre 1865)
ENGL American Literature (post 1865)
ENGL British Literature (pre 1785)
ENGL British Literature (post 1785)

Professional Writing Concentration

Course Course Title
ENGL 3240 or 3270 Technical Writing or Reports
ENGL 4300 or 4310 Risk or Communication in Org.
ENGL 4025 or 4035 Teaching and Tutoring or Rhetoric
ENGL 4070 or 4360 Editing or Style


Additionally, one of the following courses:

ENGL 3250 Writing Fiction
ENGL 3260 Writing Creative Nonfiction
ENGL 3380 Songwriting and Poetry

Minors in English and Spanish

In recent years, there has been an increasing awareness of the importance of communication skills in every area of endeavor. Responding to the growing demand for effective communications, the department has established a minor field of study in English with literature and professional writing tracks. This minor complements a variety of majors in business, as well as technical and social services.

With increasing trade among countries, competency in a second language can be a key factor in the successful attainment of a position in business, public relations, commerce, or government. The Department offers a minor in Spanish. Each minor track requires a minimum of 18 hours and each course must be completed with a grade of C or better.

English Minor      Spanish Minor


General Information

A grade of C or higher is required of all students for satisfactory completion of ENGL 1101 and 1102. Satisfactory completion of both courses is a prerequisite for enrollment in ENGL 2112, ENGL 2121, ENGL 2122, ENGL 2131, or ENGL 2132 in Core Area C or ENGL 2111 in Area F. For English majors a grade of C or higher is required in each course in the major.