Students may elect to earn a BA in the department through a course of study based on one of the following three tracks: literature, literature and creative writing, or literature with teaching licensure. For all three tracks, students must take at least 6 credit hours of pre-1800 literature other than Shakespeare, 6 credit hours of post-1800 literature, 3 credit hours of a literature related to diversity in the U.S. or the world, and a capstone seminar. Students also must achieve a C or better in all courses taken for major or minor credit.
Bachelor’s degree requirements
Literature Track (39 credit hours)
At least 12 of the 18 credit hours in courses numbered ENGL 315 and above must be literature courses
Literature with Teacher Licensure Track (39 credit hours)
Students desiring to teach English in high school or overseas should be aware that the BA in English alone will not qualify them to receive licensure. However, the BA in English (Teacher Licensure Track) in conjunction with the BS in Secondary Education will qualify them to earn licensure. Alternately, student may obtain only the BS in Secondary Education (specializing in English-EDENG) to earn licensure. English majors desiring licensure should consult with their advisors about the best method of completing their degree. For specific certification requirements in Secondary Education, see the College of Education.