English majors must plan their academic curriculum carefully with their advisor.

Requirements for the Major in English

The major requires successful completion of the following:

Course Requirements
Select a minimum of nine courses in English (ENGL) 136
Total Semester Hours36
Additional Requirements
A comprehensive examination 2


At the beginning of the final semester, an English major with an average of 3.50 or better in English courses may, at the discretion of the chair, elect a course of independent study — the English Tutorial. The student must be enrolled in ENGL 452, assigned a tutor for direction, and write a major essay as a step toward departmental honors. Students enrolled in ENGL 452 who demonstrate excellence in their tutorial papers and in the written comprehensive examination are invited to take a one-hour oral examination in order to qualify for departmental honors.