Any student in good standing may become an English major. All English majors are encouraged to become active members of the English Literary Guild.
General Course Prerequisites
Each student enrolled in the university is expected to earn a minimum grade of “C” in ENC 1101 , ENC 1102 or the honors equivalent or in any course offered by the department at the 2000 level or above.
Course Requirements for the English Major
An English major must complete the following thirty-six (36) semester hours with a grade of at least C in each course. All courses in which grades below C have been earned must be repeated. The overall average in major courses should be at least 2.00. In addition, students must complete the following course:
Supporting courses are history (EUH 3000/4000 or AMH or AFA 3000/4000); French or Spanish (12 hrs.); philosophy (PHI 2010 ); psychology (PSY 2012 ); anthropology (ANT 2000 ); speech (SPC 1017 /SPC 2608 ); and computer information systems (CGS 2060 or EME 2040 ).
The English major requirement of thirty-six (36) semester hours above the general studies requirements does not mean that additional hours are not encouraged; they are, in fact, strongly recommended for all majors for complete background preparation.