Bachelor of Arts-English

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree requires two years of the same foreign language (12 SCH) as part of the general-education requirements.  Two years of study in the same foreign language in high school may substitute for the first year (6 SCH) of the same language at the university level.  Students may not complete all bachelor’s degrees as a BA.  See the degree program listing for the programs that allow the BA option.

Degree Requirements

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Major Requirements 6
General Education Requirements42
ENGL 1301Composition I 83
ENGL 1302Composition II 83
ENGL 2321British Literature 83
ENGL 2326American Literature 83
ENGL 2331World Literature 83
ENGL 2360Introduction to Literary Studies3
ENG 312Shakespeare3
ENG 320Understanding Grammar3
ENG 340Advanced Expository Writing (EL)3
ENG 424History and Grammar of the English Language3
ENG 442Advanced American Literature3
ENG 450Studies in Genre3
ENG 445Advanced World Literature3
ENG 472Advanced British Literature3
ENG 491Capstone in English Studies1
Select six semester credit hours from the following:6
Children's Literature I
Young Adult Literature
Studies in Women's Literature
Individual Study
Special Topics
Minor18
Minimum of 18 semester credit hours from minors listed in the catalog (9 of which must be Upper Division semester credit hours)
Other Requirements
Upper Division Electives from History, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology6
Language Requirement (same Foreign language) 912
Electives (as needed to satisfy minimum degree requirements including 46 semester credit hours of Upper Division Coursework)
Minimum Hours for Degree120

 NOTE: A minimum of 46 upper division hours (300 and 400 level courses) are required for this degree.  Resident credit totaling 25% of the hours is required for the degree.  A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required in three areas for graduation: Overall GPA, Institutional GPA, and Major GPA.