Jun 03, 2023  
Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023 
Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023 Archived Catalog

4-Year Plan

English, B.A.

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Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with a major in English will:

  • Demonstrate a high level of understanding in their field by scoring above the 60th percentile on the MFAT.
  • Develop and revise a creative idea through several drafts, or assert and support a specific thesis, synthesizing the complexities of the issue and other points of view.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of context, audience, and purpose.
  • Use relevant and compelling content to illustrate mastery of the subject.
  • Use language that communicates meaning to readers with clarity and fluency with few grammatical/mechanical errors.
  • Draw connections between faith and literary studies, or draw connections between faith and creative writing.
  • Demonstrate skillful use of credible, relevant sources to develop ideas in a literary analysis, or demonstrate skillful use of interesting and relevant sources in a creative piece.
  • Demonstrate a full understanding of citing, paraphrasing, summarizing, and quoting secondary sources responsibly.
  • Demonstrate preparedness to enter graduate school or the workplace in an exit interview with their advisor.
  • Participate through their vocation in God’s creative and redemptive purposes in the world.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with major in English

University Core Curriculum - 42 hours

Program requirements satisfy 6 of the 48 hours in the Core Curriculum.


Emphasis - 12 hours

Choose one of the following



Foreign Language

Twelve hours from one of the following options:

Option A:

Twelve hours specified as 6 hours in one language and 6 hours in a second language; either modern or ancient languages (i.e. Spanish, Greek, Hebrew or Latin). Can be a combination of 6 hours of modern and 6 hours of ancient languages, or 12 hours of modern language, or 12 hours of ancient language, at any course level.  

Option B:

Twelve hours in a single language with 6 hours at the 1000 course level and 6 hours at the 2000 course level.

Minor field or electives as necessary to complete minimum total hours

English majors are encouraged to consider Spanish or French as a minor.

Minimum total semester hours - 120

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