BS Four-Year Degree Plan

You can easily complete your English degree in four years (eight semesters). The four-year degree plan does not take into account dual or transfer credit.

Course availability and prerequisites can change, so talk to your advisor each time you schedule courses.

This is a model four-year degree plan. Your path to graduation may vary slightly based on factors such as college credit you earned while in high school and your choice of general education electives.

Check out the course rotation before scheduling your classes.

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

GEP 101 or UHC 100 Intro. to University Life 1
ENG 110 Writing I 3
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics (or higher) 3
CIS/CSC 101 Computers for Learning 2-3
HST 121 or HST 122 U.S. History 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Total hours15-16

Second semester (spring)

COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
ENG 200 Great Books and Instant Classics 3
Science (with lab) 4
Total hours15

Third semester (fall)

ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines 3
EDC 150 Introduction to Teaching 0
Culture and Society, Social Sciences 3
ENG 312 Introduction to Shakespeare 3
PSY 360 Educational Psychology 3
ENG 283, 354, 355, or 485 Ethnic Literature 3
Total hours16

Fourth semester (spring)

SEC 302 General Methods of Instruction in the Middle and Secondary Schools 3
EDT 365 Educational Applications of Technology and Media 3
ENG 235 Critical Approaches to Literature 3
ENG 350 Survey of American Literature I 3
ENG 340 Survey of English Literature I 3
Total hours16

Fifth semester (fall)

Science 4
ENG 341 Survey of English Literature II 3
ENG 351 Survey of American Literature II 3
Self Understanding, Humanities 3
ENG 390 Modern English Grammar 3
Total hours16

Sixth semester (spring)

ENG 360, 361,or 362 World Literature 3
Self Understanding, Creativity and Vision 3
EDC 350 School and Society 3
ENG 338 Literature for Young Adults 3
ENG 520 Composition and Rhetoric in High School and Junior College 3
Elective(s) 3
Total hours18

Seventh semester (fall)

ENG 500 level Literature Course 3
ENG 491 or 494 3
SPE 340 Educational Alternative for Exceptional Students 2
RDG 474 Reading and Writing in the Content Fields 3
SFR/PSY 486 Classroom Management 3
ENG 405 Teaching of Middle and High School English 3
Total hours16

Eighth semester (spring)

ENG 432 Supervised Teaching (Secondary English) 5-6
ENG 433 Supervised Teaching (Secondary English) 5-6
Total hours10-12