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-388, EN-488, and EN-384) 2
Select 6 additional credits from English (EN) 300+ level (excluding EN-388, EN-488, and EN-384)6
Select 6 additional credits from English (EN) 400+ level (excluding EN-388, EN-488, and EN-384)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


  • 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