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2011 - 2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011 - 2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English, B.S.

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English Major

All requirements for English majors are outlined below. Among the requirements is a minimum of 48 semester hours of upper division English courses. All courses for the English major must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher.

Core Curriculum Requirements (43-45 credits)

In College Core B , all majors in programs in the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences are required to pass a second course in Social and Behavioral Sciences; i.e., CHBS majors cannot fulfill College Core B requirements with a Health and Wellness course.

Additional Upper Division English Courses (12 credits)

Twelve additional semester hours from any 300- or 400-level English.

B.S. Requirements (6-8 credits)

(See below.)


Students should consult with their academic advisors in selecting elective courses to complete the 120 semester hours required for graduation.

Total Credits Needed for Degree 120

B.S. Requirements (6-8 credits)

The Bachelor of Science non-teaching degree requires six to eight hours beyond the Core Curriculum requirements in courses selected from the following departments: Mathematics, Statistics, Communication, Information Science and Technology, any social science, and any natural/physical science. Students who begin but do not complete the B.S. teaching degree will be allowed to use up to eight hours with a College of Education and Human Development departmental prefix toward the B.S. non-teaching requirements.

Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate with a major in English, a letter grade of “C” or higher must be earned in all ENGL prefix courses.

Teacher Licensure

English majors who wish to earn licensure to teach English must take ENGL 463  to fulfill the language study requirement and also complete the English Education concentration (see below) as part of the major. They also must take ENGL 428  concurrently with student teaching. This counts as part of the professional education core but not as part of the major. To be licensed, a student must also take one of the following: COMS 114 - Public Speaking ; COMS 230 - Communication Theory ; or COMS 240 - Teamwork and Communication . In addition, appropriate courses in education must be taken.(Contact an English Education advisor for information concerning these courses.)


Students seeking one of the pre-professional concentrations will fulfill all the requirements for the English major core and use their elective hours to complete the concentration.

English Education Concentration

Three courses taken as English electives; students must also complete all courses for licensure including ENGL 426  in the field experience semester.

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