B.A. in English (EN.BA)

B.A. in English (EN.BA)

Major Requirements/English (36 credits)
EN-226Literary Studies for English Majors3
EN-227Foundations of British Literature3
EN-228Foundations of American Literature3
EN-229Non-European Literature in English3
(EN-227, EN-228, EN-229 satisfy Literature (LIT) in General Education)
(EN-229 satisfies "GU", Global Understanding in General Education)
EN-305Shakespeare I3
or EN-306 Shakespeare II
Select one of the following:3
Criticism and Theory
Language and Linguistics
(Satisfies Technological Literacy (TL) in General Education if selected)
History of the English Language
Theory and Practice of Writing (Elementary Ed. Majors) 1
Approaches to Composition Theory (Secondary & Special Ed. Majors) 1
Select one of the following:3
Creative Writing: Fiction
Creative Writing: Poetry
Creative Writing: Drama
Creative Writing: Non-Fiction
Professional Writing
(Satisfies Technological Literacy (TL) in General Education if selected)
EN-300 level or higher (excluding EN-342, EN-384, EN-388, EN-488, and EN-489) 2
Select 6 additional credits from English (EN) 300+ level (excluding EN-342, EN-384, EN-388, EN-488, and EN-489)6
Select 6 additional credits from English (EN) 400+ level (excluding EN-488, and EN-489)6
EN-491Seminar in English3
Interdisciplinary Requirements (6 credits)
Select 6 credits from the same World Language, any level6
(Satisfies 3 credits of the World Language requirement in General Education)
Free Electives (42 credits) 3
Select 42 or more Credits of free electives 342
General Education Requirements (36 credits) 4
Complete 36 credits as outlined on the General Education table. 436
Total Credits120

EN/ED majors MUST take EN-470 or EN-474 to fulfill the above credits.


See advisor for information on substitutions


Please consult with your advisor regarding the required number of free electives that must be completed.


The General Education curriculum requires the completion of 45 credits. However, students may be able to share credits from within their major or interdisciplinary requirements. Please consult with your advisor to determine which General Education courses must be completed.


  • 54 credits must be completed at the 200 level or higher.
  • The English Department awards Departmental Honors to those graduating seniors who successfully completes a senior thesis, two designated courses beyond the standard major requirements, a 3.50 major GPA, a 3.30 overall GPA, and a fulfillment of the language requirement for English majors.

Sequence Chart

First Year
EN-101 College Composition I3EN-102 College Composition II3
HS-xxx Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives (HS.SV)3Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives (HS.SV) or Social Science Survey (SS.SV)3
Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY, CE, PH, SC, GL3MA-xxx Gen*Ed Mathematics3
Gen*Ed Social Science Survey (SS.SV)3Gen*Ed Natural Science (NS) BY,CE,PH,SC,GL3
FO-xxx World Language (satisfies Gen*Ed World Language requirement)3FO-xxx World Language3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Second Year
EN-229 Non-European Literature in English (Gen*Ed Global Understanding (GU))3Free Electives6
EN-226 Literary Studies for English Majors3EN-227 Foundations of British Literature3
Gen*ED Aesthetics (AT) AR,DA,MU,TH3English Writing Elective, select one course from: EN-252, EN-253, EN-254, EN-255, EN-271 (Satisfies Technological Literacy (TL) in Gen*Ed, or EN-300+3
Gen*Ed Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD)3Free Elective3
Free Elective3 
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Third Year
EN-228 Foundations of American Literature (Satisfies Gen*Ed Literature (LIT))3EN-300+ Electives3
EN-305 Shakespeare I or 306 (Satisfies one Writing Intensive class in Gen*Ed (WT))3Free Electives 9
EN-300+ English 300+ level elective3EN-300+ Experiential Education (Ex)3
Free Electives6 
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Fourth Year
EN-441, EN-442 (Satisfies Technological Literacy (TL) in Gen*Ed), or EN-4433EN-491 Seminar in English3
EN-4xx+ level course3EN-400+ Elective3
PR-xxx Gen*Ed Interdisciplinary Perspectives (ISP)3Free Electives9
Free Electives6 
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Total Credits 120