Want to go places? Our English major will take you to medieval Europe and to African villages. Want to get to know interesting characters? You’ll meet them in the pages of books written by great writers.
In our program, you’ll design a course of study to suit your own interests. Your own career plans. You’ll take courses in British, American and world literature. You can also get real-world experience on an internship. And you can travel abroad. Walk on the same streets as William Shakespeare. Or Albert Camus. Or James Joyce.
With a degree in English, you’ll be prepared for a wide range of careers in many fields, including business, politics, education and journalism. Or, you can take what you’ve learned and go to graduate school.
What you can do with a degree in English. Suggested 4-year plan of study.
Course Requirements in the Major
Six courses required from the following list, including at least one course from a period prior to 1800 (indicated with asterisks), and one course from each group (18 credits):
American Literature Survey
British/European Literature Survey
Contemporary World Literature
Other Required Courses
- Upper-Level English, Writing, or Comparative Literature Electives (12 cr)
- Foreign Language Proficiency through 0201 or equivalent (0-9 cr)
Total Credits for Major: 42-51