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BA in English + MA/MFA

In their sophomore years, students can choose to dual enroll in Rosemont's MFA in Creative Writing or MA in Publishing programs.

All students are reviewed for progress with regard to required courses and college GPA in their sophomore year. 

In general, students will complete approximately 109 credits in the Undergraduate College and 36 credits in the School of Graduate and Professional Studies. Undergraduate credits may vary depending on whether 3 credit or 4 credit General Education and elective classes are chosen.

Twelve credits from the MA or MFA programs will count towards a student’s baccalaureate degree. The BA in English is awarded in the fall semester of a student’s fourth year at Rosemont. The MFA program is completed in the summer of the student’s fourth year.

The BA and MA or MFA program requires 144 credits

General Education & Elective Requirements 57 to 58 credits

Students may apply 6 credits of required courses in the English Literature major towards General Education. All General Education requirements must be completed by the spring semester of the student’s sophomore year at Rosemont.

Required Undergraduate English Courses 33 credits

All required English courses must be completed during the student’s junior year at Rosemont. All undergraduate requirements and elective courses must be completed by the end of the fall semester of a student’s fourth year at Rosemont. The baccalaureate degree is awarded in January of a student’s fourth year.

Required Courses 39 to 42 credits
ENG-0204 Survey of British Literature – Medieval to 1798 3 credits
ENG-0205 Survey of British Literature — 1798 to 1920 3 credits
ENG-0222 Major American Writers to 1890 3 credits
ENG-0223 Major American Writers 1890 to 1940 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
ENG-0420 Internship 0 to 3 credits
ENC-0300 Publication* 0 to 3 credits
ENG-0490 Senior English Seminar 3 credits

*Students who choose ENC-0300, Publication, must hold an editorial position for The Thorn, The Rambler, or The Cornelian.

Four English Elective Courses 12 credits

At least two electives must be above the 200-level. With the mentor’s approval, students may also take a course in creative writing as an elective.

Two English Elective Courses 6 credits

Taken at the Graduate level.

Undergraduate Electives

Electives can also be used to take other undergraduate Communication or English classes, but cannot be limited to only these areas. Students in the Dual Degree Program have approximately 27 credits they can use to choose undergraduate elective courses. All undergraduate elective credits must be completed by fall of a student’s fourth year at Rosemont.

Required Graduate Courses

Students begin taking graduate level courses in the fall semester of their junior year at Rosemont College. Students are limited to one graduate course a semester in their junior year.

Students may take up to 12 graduate credits in subsequent semesters. All graduate level classes are chosen based on the individual track a student wishes to pursue with a graduate mentor.

Fall Semester, Junior Year
One graduate-level course 3 credits
Spring Semester, Junior Year
One graduate-level course 3 credits
Summer Session
Two graduate-level courses 6 credits
Fall Semester, Fourth Year
Two graduate-level courses 6 credits
Spring Semester, Fourth Year
Four graduate-level courses 12 credits
Summer Session
Two graduate-level courses 6 credits