Undergraduate Major
Undergraduate Minors
Honors in English
Freshman Composition
Creative Writing

 

undergraduate major

Welcome to the Undergraduate Major page. Here you will find information about the B.A. in English with a concentration in Literature, and the B.A. in English with a concentration in Creative Writing.

Graduation checksheet for English majors (.pdf)

Portfolio requirement for graduating English majors (.pdf)


English Major with Concentration in Literature

  • 2.0 GPA or better.
  • At least 128 hours of required and elective courses—all within College of Arts & Sciences. Note: even if all requirements are completed, the total hours may not add up to the mandatory 128 hours. Please be sure that your total hours equal 128 hours or greater.
  • A minor field, other than English, of the student’s choosing in which at least 9 hours have been completed in coursework at USA.
  • 15 semester hours of 300- or 400-level courses in English at USA. A minimum of 32 hours of 300- or 400-level courses in any field must be completed at USA.
  • 36 semester hours of EH courses (not counting freshman composition) taken from A-F below. A grand total of four 200-level courses can count toward this requirement.
  • Portfolio submitted in major’s final (graduating) semester of English coursework.

Confer with the instructor or department chair prior to taking special topics courses to see if they satisfy Requirements B, C, or D.

A. Survey Sequence: 215/216, 225/226, or 235/236.

B. At least one Literature prior to 1660: 310, 314, 315, 321, 322, 323, 324, 461, 465, 467, 470, 471, 472.

C. At least one British or American Literature 1660-1900:331, 332, 334, 340, 342, 343, 351, 352, 353, 354, 462, 474, 475.

D. At least one 20th Century Literature: 360, 361, 367, 369, 463, 468, 476, 478, 479.

E. At least one of the following courses in Criticism, Theory, Rhetoric: 402, 421, 422.

F. Six additional “elective” English courses: These can be taken from the lists above, but cannot be used to satisfy requirements A-E. (Also, see notes above regarding limits on 200-level classes.)

G. Mandatory: At least three 400-level EH courses are required. NOTE: These need not be additional 400-level courses, but can be used to satisfy requirements B-F.

PLEASE NOTE: the latest version of the USA Undergraduate Bulletin is the official source for all degree requirements


English Major with Concentration in Creative Writing

  • 2.0 GPA or better
  • At least 128 hours of required and elective courses—all within College of Arts & Sciences. Note: even if all requirements are completed, the total hours may not add up to the mandatory 128 hours. Please be sure that your total hours equal 128 hours or greater.
  • A minor field, other than English, of the student’s choosing in which at least 9 hours have been completed in coursework at USA.
  • 15 semester hours of 300- or 400-level courses in English at USA. A minimum of 32 hours of 300- or 400-level courses in any field must be completed at USA.
  • 36 semester hours of EH courses (not counting freshman composition) from A-C below.

A. Survey Sequence: 215/216, 225/226, or 235/236.

B. Creative Writing (15 hrs): Select from 391, 392, 393, 394, 395, 396, 483, 484, 485, 486, 487, 488, 497, 498.

C. Literature (15 hrs):

1. American novel course: 331 or 361
2. Shakespeare Course: 322, 323, or 472
3. Three 300- or 400-level literature courses (not selected from Category B above)

PLEASE NOTE: the latest version of the USA Undergraduate Bulletin is the official source for all degree requirements


GEn Ed Requirements for College of Arts & Sciences

Gen Ed requirements for the College of Arts & Sciences are available here.


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