Undergraduate Major
Undergraduate Minors
Honors in English
Freshman Composition
Creative Writing


Honors in English


1. Complete all the standard requirements for the major in English.

2. Maintain a 3.5 overall GPA (University requirement) and a 3.5 GPA in all course work in English.

3. Receive permission from the Department Chair and agreement from a Department member to serve as mentor.

4. Complete a Senior Honors Thesis (EH 499), with a grade of "A" or "B" in addition to the standard requirements for the English major. EH 499, Senior Honors Thesis (six semester hours credit), may be counted toward three hours of the 36 hours required for the major and toward three hours of the nine 400-level hours required for the major. Thus, the student receiving honors in English will be required to take a total of 39 hours in English instead of 36. In EH 499 the student will normally take three hours in the Fall semester for research and three in the Spring for writing. A final committee of three or more faculty members, including a representative of the University Honors Program, will conduct an oral defense. The thesis must be approved by the director of the University Honors Program.

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