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Degree Requirements

Major Requirements for a BA in English and Communication

In addition to meeting the course requirements for each respective major, all students must also fulfill the General Education requirements for the Undergraduate College. The Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Communication requires 120 credits.


General Education Requirements 57 to 58 credits


6 credits of courses required for the English and Communication Major can be applied to General Education requirements.

Required Courses 36 credits

Required Courses In English 18 credits
ENG-0205 Survey of British Literature -- 1798 to 1920 3 credits
ENG-0223 Major American Writers 1890 to 1940 3 credits
ENG-0359 Modern American Literature 3 credits
ENG-0302 Shakespeare 3 credits
ENG-0370 Critical Approaches to Literature and Culture 3 credits
ENG-0412 Seminar: Special Topics in Literature 3 credits
  Two English electives, at least one at the 300 level 6 credits
Required Courses In Communication 18 credits
COM-0160 Public Speaking 3 credits
COM-0263 Writing for the Media 3 credits
COM-0230 Advertising Copywriting 3 credits
COM-0250 Introduction to Journalism 3 credits
COM-0255 Magazine Writing 3 credits
  Two Communication electives 6 credits
COM-0275  Introduction to Mass Media 3 credits
Courses that can be taken either in English or in Communication 6 credits
ENG-0490 Senior Seminar 3 credits
COM-0480 Senior Seminar 3 credits
ENG-0420 Internship 3 credits
COM-0495 Internship 3 credits