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Declare the English Major or Minor

Students who wish to major or minor in English must:

  • Fill out a change-of-major form in the English Undergraduate Office (South College E345). Or, email Celeste Stoddard: @email.

  • Complete College Writing (English Writing 112), which is the prerequisite to enrolling in English 200.

  • Complete English 200 (Introduction to Literary Studies) and earn a grade of C or better, as well as attend a mandatory orientation session. Also required for the English minor.



Customizing Your Major

We offer two formal concentrations (tracks) within the English majorone in Creative Writing, and another in Writing, Rhetoric, and Literacy Studies. Students may also choose from among 9 letters of specialization and a certificate in Professional Writing and Technical Communication. Because the English major requires only 10 courses (32 credits), students have plenty of room to carve out their own academic path as they fulfill the major's requirements and learning objectives.