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    May 24, 2024  
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English, BA

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Admission to the English Major

Entering students interested in majoring in English will be classified as pre-majors and will be advised by the department. Admission to the university does not guarantee admission to the English major. To be admitted to major status, a pre-major must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete at least 45 hours of college courses and:
    1. Complete the BA freshman English composition requirement with a grade of C or better (6 hours);
    2. Complete the three required sophomore literature courses with a grade of C or better (9 hours);
    3. Complete the College of Arts and Sciences mathematics requirement (see approved list) ;
    4. Partially complete the foreign language requirement, at least through the 1020 level (or placement equivalent) (8 hours).
  2. Have at least a 2.5 UNT GPA.

Degree Requirements

Hours Required and General/College Requirements:

A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the “General University Requirements ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Arts and Sciences  requirements.


ENGL 2500  should be taken in the first 18 hours of English course work.

Students majoring in English may choose one of the following options for the remaining 24 hours:

A concentration in literature, creative writing, writing and rhetoric, or language arts and teaching secondary English. No fewer than three 4000-level courses must be included in the 24 hours.

Concentration in Literature:

Concentration in Writing and Rhetoric:

Concentration in Creative Writing:

Concentration in Language Arts (also satisfies teacher certification):

Historical Period Courses

Medieval Literature:

18th Century Literature:

19th Century Literature:

Other Course Requirements:



Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and the University Core Curriculum requirements. Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement (42) and/or the minimum total hours required for the degree. For specific information see an academic advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Other requirements:

A minimum grade of C in each is required for all English/linguistics courses counting toward the Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

Students majoring in English must contact the Undergraduate Advising Office, Auditorium Building, Room 114, to prepare their degree audits.

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