B.A. Degree Requirements

To graduate with a BA in English, students must earn 120 academic credits overall.  This will include meeting all UCC requirements, and taking at least 36 credits in English. Students have a choice of two concentrations: Literature and Writing. The English courses students will take depend on the chosen concentration and whether students are also pursuing a degree in Education. 

The English Department offers three undergraduate degrees: BA with a concentration in Literature, BA with a concentration in Creative Writing, and BA English Education

The Literature and Creative Writing degrees consist of 36 credits and are designed to give students maximum flexibility when selecting courses.


Literature Concentration

Core Requirements (6 credits):

Introduction to Literary Analysis

and

Introduction to Rhetoric and Writing OR Introduction to Creative Writing

Requirements for Concentration (21 credits):

7 Literature Courses, at least 5 of which must be at the 3000 level or above.

Requirements: 

2 Pre-1900 

5 elective Literature Courses

Electives (6 credits):

2 additional English Elective Courses, one of which must be chosen from the following non-Lit categories: creative writing, rhetoric and writing, linguistics, or other (non-literature) English courses

Capstone (3 credits)


Creative Writing Concentration

Core Requirements (6 credits):

Introduction to Creative Writing

and

Introduction to Literary Analysis OR Introduction to Rhetoric and Writing

Requirements for Concentration (18 credits):

Choose 6 from:  ENG 3000, 3090, 3340, 3320, 3380, 3390, 3430, 3550, 4030

Literature & Electives (9 credits):

Choose 2 Literature Classes

1 additional English Course, which must be chosen from the following categories: literature, rhetoric and writing, linguistics, or other (non-creative writing) English course.

Capstone (3 credits)

 

See the link below for additional information about our majors, including the English Education degree:

 Undergraduate Programs