Sep 28, 2021  
2020 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin 
    
2020 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English, B.A. (CIP 23.0101)


Degree Requirements


In addition to the requirements of the academic major, students must comply with the General Academic Regulations for Graduation  and Undergraduate Academic Policies .  As part of these policies, students must complete the General College Curriculum , which is based on the degree.

English Requirements in the General College Curriculum


All students must complete ENGL 100  - ENGL 102  (first-year writing courses) and a  200-level ENGL literature course.

  • For those students who took the SAT prior to March 2016:

English 100 may be waived with an SAT verbal score of 450 (or ACT- English score of 19) or higher. Successful completion (minimum of C) or above waiver of English 100 is the prerequisite for English 101.

English 101 may be waived with 1) an SAT verbal score of at least 700 or an ACT composite score of at least 32 and 2) a GPA of at least a “B” in high school English courses. Successful completion or above waiver of English 101 is the prerequisite for English 102.

  • For those students who took the SAT after February 2016:

English 100 may be waived with an SAT verbal score of 500 (or ACT- English score of 19) or higher. Successful completion (minimum of C) or above waiver of English 100 is the prerequisite for English 101.

English 101 may be waived with 1) an SAT verbal score of at least 730 or an ACT composite score of at least 31 and 2) a GPA of at least a “B” in high school English courses. Successful completion or above waiver of English 101 is the prerequisite for English 102.

ENGL 100-level courses are prerequisites for all English courses numbered 201 and above.

ENGL 300  (Literary Research and Criticism) is a pre-requisite to ENGL 400-level courses.

The English Major


The English major is designed to give the student a broad historical perspective of British and American literature. The student majoring in English can be a general English major, or may take additional courses either to gain licensure to teach or to complete the Professional Writing Concentration, the Pre-Law Track, or the Pre-Med Track. For a BA in English, the major must earn a grade of “C” or higher in all English courses and concentration-/track-specific courses.

The General English Major

The General English major must complete the “English Major Requirements” as indicated below:

English Major Requirements