Following are checklists detailing the requirements for each of the majors and minors offered by the English department, along with tips about how to balance your coursework. These resources are meant to be used in conjunction with regular visits to the advising office!
English Major and Minor Checklists
- English Concentration
- Topics in English Concentration
- English Teaching Concentration
- English Minor
- Pre-Fall 2019 English Major *
- Pre-Fall 2019 Teaching of English Major *
- Spring 2023 Cheat Sheet (Updated 11/11/22)
*Students who matriculated prior to Fall 2019 have the option of remaining in the older version of the major.
Creative Writing Major and Minor Checklists
- Creative Writing Major
- Pre-Fall 2021 Creative Writing Major *
- Creative Writing Minor
- Approved Literature Courses for Creative Writing Majors
- Approved Difference & Diaspora Courses for Creative Writing Majors
*Students who matriculated prior to Fall 2021 have the option of remaining in the older version of the major.
Balance Your Schedule
We advise our majors to construct a balanced schedule each semester: 1-2 major courses; 1-2 general education courses; 1-2 second major, minor, or elective courses. If the goal is to graduate in four years, we recommend taking 15 hours (about five courses) each semester to stay on track. Keep in mind that you will have plenty of time to explore outside of your major, as the following chart demonstrates.
|Total number of hours required for LAS degree||120|
|General Education: 10-15 courses||30-45|
|English or CW major: 12-13 courses||36-39|
|Total of Gen Ed and major courses||66-84|
"Electives/Other" can be used in various ways: for exploration; for second majors; for minors; for coursework to enhance the major; for professional development; or just for pleasure and interest.