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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.

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