The Bachelor of Arts in English includes core curricula in general education and the College of Arts and Humanities, 18 hours of free electives or a minor in another discipline, and specialized study in English, for a total of 125 hours. In addition to general education and college requirements, a major in English must complete the following courses:

Introduction to Literature ENGL 200

World Literature ENGL 201

Applied English Grammar ENGL 305  
English Literature I & II ENGL 308 & 309  
American Literature I & II ENGL 310 & 311 
African American Literature ENGL 313 
History of English Language ENGL 433 
Literary Criticism ENGL 451 
Shakespeare ENGL 471 
English Seminar ENGL 498
One Period Course ENGL 330, 350, 351, 491, or 492 
Two English Electives English courses numbered 300 or higher (with special permission for graduate-level courses) General Education and College of Arts and Humanities Requirements-Continued (71 Hours)

Social and Behavioral Sciences  (12 Hours )
ECON 200, GEOG 210, and six hours of  History

Natural Sciences (10 Hours)
Must include biological and physical science; one area must be a two-semester sequence; a one-credit laboratory must be taken in conjunction with one of the three courses, the other two being lecture only

Foreign Languages (9 Hours)             
French, German or Spanish in a three-course sequence; or two courses in Japanese and one course in another language 

Humanities, Fine Arts and African American Experience(12 Hours) 
Three credit hours each in humanities/African American Experience 
(HUMN 366 or 403), Speech (SPTH 210), and a Philosophy elective; three hours in an Arts elective (ARTS 200, MUSC 200, HUMN 241 or 242)

Health or Physical Education (2 Hours)

Computer Literacy (3 Hours)
ENGL 261

Freshman Seminar (2 Hours) 
FRMN110 and 111

Community Service (3 Hours)

Writing Proficiency and Exit Examinations
Successful completion of a writing proficiency examination and a departmental comprehensive examination are prerequisites to graduation. The writing proficiency examination should be taken while enrolled in ENGL 111. The departmental comprehensive should be taken the second semester of the junior year. At the beginning of the semester in which the proficiency examination is to be taken, students should enroll in ENGL 001, the course designated for that examination. The Department of English will notify majors of test dates for the departmental comprehensive.

Any student fulfilling requirements for a major in a field other than English may obtain credit for a minor in English upon satisfactory completion of the following courses:

Applied English Grammar ENGL 305
English Literature I & II ENGL 308 & 309 
American Literature I & II ENGL 310 & 311
African American Literature ENGL 313 
Shakespeare ENGL 471