BA 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. 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.

Minor required. (Minors typically require 18-24 credit hours.) Total 125-126 credit hours

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)

CoursesHours
Total hours17-18
ENG 110 Writing I 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics (or higher) 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
CIS/CSC 101 Computers for Learning (or elective if waived) 2-3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches 3

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours19
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 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
3
ANT 100 World Cultures
or SOC 150 Introduction to Society
3
HST 103 World History to Circa 1600 C.E. 3
B.A. Language Requirement 3
BIO 102 Principles of Biological Science 4

Third semester (summer)

CoursesHours
Total hours9
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines 3
ENG 215 Creative Writing: Short Story 3
HST 104 World History Since 1600 C.E. 3

Fourth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours19
ENG 205 Creative Writing: Nonfiction 3
AST 115 Basic Astronomy 4
PHI 105 Critical Thinking
or ENG 287 Life Stages in Literature
3
ENG 235 Critical Approaches to Literature 3
ENG 203 Creative Writing: Poetry 3
B.A. Language Requirement 3

Fifth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
ENG 351 Survey of American Literature II 3
ENG 282 Literature by Women
or ENG 354 Ethnic American Literature
3
PHI 115 Ethics and Contemporary Issues 3
B.A. Language Requirement 3
B.A. Fine Arts Requirement 3
Minor Elective 3

Sixth semester (summer)

CoursesHours
Total hours9
ENG 341 Survey of English Literature II
or ENG 350 Survey of American Literature I
or ENG 340 Survey of English Literature I
3
ENG 303 Creative Writing: Poetry II
or ENG 315 Creative Writing: Fiction II
3
Minor Elective 3

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
ENG 516 (Course no longer offered. Review course number changes.) -0
ENG 501 Advanced Writing: Fiction
or ENG 503 Advanced Writing: Poetry
3
ENG 341 or ENG 350 or ENG 340 3
Minor Elective 3
B.A. Language Requirement 3

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
ENG 508 Creative Writing Project 3
Minor Elective (upper-division) 3
ENG 548 Major British Authors
or ENG 553 American Romantic Literature
3
Free Elective 3
Minor Elective 3
Intersession Class 1