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)

Total hours15-16
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations
or UHC 100 (Course no longer offered. Review course number changes.)
ENG 110 Writing I 3
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics (or higher) 3
CIS/CSC 101 Computers for Learning 2-3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States Since 1877
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3

Second semester (spring)

Total hours15
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

Third semester (fall)

Total hours16
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 Folklore and Cultural Engagement
or ENG 354 Ethnic American Literature
or ENG 355 African-American Literature
or ENG 485 Study of American Folklore

Fourth semester (spring)

Total hours16
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

Fifth semester (fall)

Total hours16
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

Sixth semester (spring)

Total hours18
ENG 360 Survey of European Literature I
or ENG 361 Survey of European Literature II
or ENG 362 Non-European World Literature
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

Seventh semester (fall)

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

Eighth semester (spring)

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