English Program

The Bachelor of Arts degree in English prepares students for a world demanding effective communication and critical thinking skills. The English major is an ideal pre-professional major for careers in law, medicine, journalism, or business.  Because our world economy is increasingly more complex with greater workplace challenges and dynamism, employers at all levels are hiring English majors for their communication skills and problem-solving creativity.  English majors also may pursue teaching careers in language arts at the elementary, middle, or high school level, or they may continue with graduate studies for college teaching.  Students seeking teacher certification in this major should refer to the Education Department section of this catalog for program admission requirements, required courses, and course descriptions.

Bachelor of Arts - English

The Bachelor of Arts degree in English prepares students for a world demanding effective communication and critical thinking skills. The English major is an ideal pre-professional major for careers in law, medicine, journalism, or business. Because our world economy is increasingly more complex with greater workplace challenges and dynamism, employers at all levels are hiring English majors for their communication skills and problem-solving creativity. English majors also may pursue teaching careers in language arts at the elementary, middle, or high school level, or they may continue with graduate studies for college teaching. Students seeking teacher certification in this major should refer to the Education Department section of this catalog for program admission requirements, required courses, and course descriptions.

Bachelor of Arts - English

Course Hours
General Education  
English 1301, 1302 6 sch
Mathematics - MATH 1314 (College Algebra or higher) 3 sch
Life and Physical Sciences - Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and Geology      6-8 sch
Language, Philosophy & Culture   3 sch
Creative Arts 3 sch
American History 6 sch
Government/Political Science 6 sch
Social and Behavioral Science  3 sch
Component Area Option 6 sch
Total 42 sch required
University Requirements  
Literature Course 3 sch
Foreign language 8 sch
Total 9 sch required
Major-18 Advanced sch required 36 sch required
Minor - Choose from Biology, Criminal Justice, History, Mathematics, Pscychology and Spanish (9 advanced sch required) 18 sch required
Electives 15 sch
Total Hours 120 sch required

Additional Requirements: 1. Minimum of 120 sch for degree 2. Minimum of 33 sch in residence 3. Minimum of 39 sch advanced

 

Teacher Certification for English Major

Listed are the required courses needed for teacher certification. The courses can be used to complete the 120 sch degree in English. Contact the Education Department for admissions into the teacher education program.

  • EDUC 3300
  • EDUC 3302
  • EDUC 3305
  • EDUC 4312
  • EDUC 4314
  • EDUC 4605
  • ENGL 3312
  • Computer Literacy Course