BS Three-Year Degree Plan

Eager to start your career?

You can finish your degree in six regular and three summer semesters. Be prepared for a fast and focused three years, though, and make sure you meet the following criteria:

  • Don’t need any remedial courses
  • Don’t fail any courses
  • Don’t change your major or minor
  • Are willing to take courses each summer

This program 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 three-year degree plan which includes summer semesters. 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 hours18
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I 3
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics 3
CIS/CSC 101 Computers for Learning 2
ENG 200 Great Books and Instant Classics 3
HST 121 or HST 122 U.S. History 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3

Second semester (spring)

Total hours17
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
EDC 150 Introduction to Teaching 0
Science (with lab) 4
Culture and Society, Social Science 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Self Understanding, Humanities 3

Third semester (summer)

Total hours9
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches 3
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines 3
Science 4

Fourth semester (fall)

Total hours19
ENG 235 Critical Approaches to Literature 3
Self Understanding, Creativity and Vision 3
ENG 312 Introduction to Shakespeare 3
PSY 360 Educational Psychology 3
SEC 302 General Methods of Instruction in the Middle and Secondary Schools 3
ENG 340 Survey of English Literature I 3

Fifth semester (spring)

Total hours19
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
EDT 365 Educational Applications of Technology and Media 3
EDC 350 School and Society 3
ENG 360 Survey of European Literature I
or ENG 361 Survey of European Literature II
or ENG 362 Non-European World Literature
SPE 340 Educational Alternative for Exceptional Students 2
RDG 474 Reading and Writing in the Content Fields 3
SFR/PSY 486 Classroom Management 3

Sixth semester (summer)

Total hours9
ENG 350 Survey of American Literature I 3
ENG 341 Survey of English Literature II 3
ENG 390 Modern English Grammar 3

Seventh semester (fall)

Total hours18
ENG 338 Literature for Young Adults 3
ENG 351 Survey of American Literature II 3
ENG 491 History of the English Language
or ENG 494 Dialects of American English
ENG 520 Composition and Rhetoric in High School and Junior College 3
500 level ENG Literature course 3
ENG 405 Teaching of Middle and High School English 3

Eighth semester (spring)

Total hours12
ENG 432 Supervised Teaching (Secondary English) 5-6
ENG 433 Supervised Teaching (Secondary English) 5-6

Ninth semester (summer)

Total hours4
Elective(s) 4