May 24, 2018
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:
- Complete at least 45 hours of college courses and:
- Complete the BA freshman English composition requirement with a grade of C or better (6 hours);
- Complete the three required sophomore literature courses with a grade of C or better (9 hours);
- Complete the College of Arts and Sciences mathematics requirement (see approved list) ;
- Partially complete the foreign language requirement, at least through the 1020 level (or placement equivalent) (8 hours).
- Have at least a 2.5 UNT GPA.
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.
Total of 39 semester hours of credit, 15 of which are:
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:
Required upper-division courses are one course chosen from:
One course each in four out of the five historical periods:
Medieval, Renaissance, 18th century, 19th century and 20th/21st century (four total).
Concentration in Writing and Rhetoric:
Concentration in Creative Writing:
Two 4000-level courses in literature
Four courses (either three intermediate and one advanced or two intermediate and two advanced) chosen from:
Concentration in Language Arts (also satisfies teacher certification):
One course each in two out of the five historical periods:
Medieval, Renaissance, 18th century, 19th century, and 20th/21st century (two total)
Additional courses required for teacher certification are:
Historical Period Courses
20th and 21st 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.
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.