Declaring a Major
Admission to the English major program
- A grade of B or better in ENG 208 or ENG 250 or their equivalents;
- Recommendations from two English instructors;
- Two writing samples (one needs to be an essay written for ENG 208 or ENG 250 or equivalent, but the second one can be a creative writing sample or a art/multimedia project with text included);
- A transcript; and
- A statement of interest in the major.
All of these materials are to be given to the major/minor coordinator.
Transfer students who have taken the equivalent of ENG 208 or ENG 250 should bring their transcript to a meeting with the Major/Minor Coordinator in order to initiate the application process.
Students who have not yet declared a major/minor in the English Department may take up to twelve credits of courses numbered 380 or above with permission of the English major/minor coordinator; thereafter, admission to the major/minor program is required.
To continue in the program, English majors and minors must obtain a GPA average of "C" or better in their major/minor coursework.