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.

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English requires a Minor.  Both the College of Arts, Sciences & Education and College of Business, Engineering and Technology offer a variety of minors.  Please visit each colleges section of the catalog to review the available minors and their requirements.

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 312Shakespeare and His Contemporaries3
ENG 320Modern English Grammar and Usage3
ENG 340Advanced Expository Writing (EL)3
ENG 424History and Structure of the English Language3
ENG 442Advanced American Literature (EL)3
ENG 445Advanced World Literature3
ENG 450Studies in Genre3
ENG 472Advanced British Literature3
ENG 491Capstone in English Studies3
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 Sociology 6
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 Degree 120
6

Minimum Grade of 'C' required in all Major Courses

8

Satisfies Core Curriculum

9

May be used to satisfy General Education requirements.

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.

Bachelor of Arts-English

Students should refer to their DegreeWorks degree audit in their Web for Students account for more information regarding their degree requirements.

First Year

FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 1301Composition I Minimum grade of "C" required, Satisfies Core Curriculum3
ENGL 2360Introduction to Literary Studies Minimum grade of "C" required3
HIST 1301United States History I Satisfies Core Curriculum3
IS 1100University Foundations Mandatory for FTIC students1
Mathematics Core Curriculum Requirement3-4
Select one course from the following for the Creative Arts Core Curriculum Requirement:3
British Literature Minimum grade of "C" required
American Literature Minimum grade of "C" required
World Literature Minimum grade of "C" required
Fall Total Semester Credit Hours16-17
SpringSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 1302Composition II Minimum grade of "C" required, Satisfies Core Curriculum3
or ENGL 2311 Technical Writing & Communication
HIST 1302United States History II Satisfies Core Curriculum3
COMM 1307Introduction to Mass Communication Satisfies Core Curriculum3
or SPCH 1315 Public Speaking
or COMM 1311 Introduction to Communication Studies
Language, Philosophy, & Culture Core Curriculum Requirement:3
Select one course from the following for the Component Area Option B Core Curriculum Requirement:3
British Literature Minimum grade of "C" required
American Literature Minimum grade of "C" required
World Literature Minimum grade of "C" required
Spring Total Semester Credit Hours15
Total First Year Semester Credit Hours31-32

Second Year

FallSemester Credit Hours
Foreign Language3
PSCI 2301American Government I: Federal & Texas Constitutions Satisfies Core Curriculum3
Life and Physical Science Core Curriculum Requirement:3-4
Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Curriculum Requirement:3
Select one course from the following for Major Requirement:3
British Literature Minimum grade of "C" required, Satisfies Core Curriculum
American Literature Minimum grade of "C" required, Satisfies Core Curriculum
World Literature Minimum grade of "C" required, Satisfies Core Curriculum
Fall Total Semester Credit Hours15-16
SpringSemester Credit Hours
ENG 340Advanced Expository Writing (EL) Minimum grade of "C" required3
Foreign Language3
PSCI 2302American Government II: Federal & Texas Political Behavior Satisfies Core Curriculum3
Life and Physical Science Core Curriculum Requirement:3-4
Select one course from the following for the Upper Division English Elective:3
Children's Literature I Minimum grade of "C" required
Young Adult Literature
Studies in Women's Literature Minimum grade of "C" required
Individual Study Minimum grade of "C" required
Special Topics Minimum grade of "C" required
Spring Total Semester Credit Hours15-16
Total Second Year Semester Credit Hours30-32

Third Year

FallSemester Credit Hours
ENG 320Modern English Grammar and Usage Minimum grade of "C" required3
ENG 442Advanced American Literature (EL) Minimum grade of "C" required3
ENG 450Studies in Genre Minimum grade of "C" required3
Foreign Language3
Minor Required Course Minimum 18 semester credit hours from minor listed in catalog3
Fall Total Semester Credit Hours15
SpringSemester Credit Hours
ENG 312Shakespeare and His Contemporaries Minimum grade of "C" required3
ENG 424History and Structure of the English Language Minimum grade of "C" required3
ENG 445Advanced World Literature Minimum grade of "C" required3
Foreign Language3
Select one course from the following for the Upper Division English Elective:3
Children's Literature I minimum grade of 'C' required
Young Adult Literature
Studies in Women's Literature Minimum grade of "C" required
Studies in Genre Minimum grade of "C" required
Individual Study Minimum grade of "C" required
Special Topics Minimum grade of "C" required
Spring Total Semester Credit Hours15
Total Third Year Semester Credit Hours30

Fourth Year

FallSemester Credit Hours
ENG 472Advanced British Literature Minimum grade of "C" required3
Minor Required Course Minimum 18 semester credit hours from minor listed in catalog3
Minor Required Course Minimum 18 semester credit hours from minor listed in catalog3
Minor Required Course Minimum 18 semester credit hours from minor listed in catalog3
Upper Division Elective from History, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology3
Fall Total Semester Credit Hours15
SpringSemester Credit Hours
ENG 491Capstone in English Studies Minimum grade of "C" required3
Upper Division Elective from History, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology3
Elective - Upper or Lower Division as needed to meet upper division and overall requirement3
Minor Required Course Minimum 18 semester credit hours from minor listed in catalog3
Minor Required Course Minimum 18 semester credit hours from minor listed in catalog3
Spring Total Semester Credit Hours13
Total Fourth Year Semester Credit Hours28
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.