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)

CoursesHours
Total hours13-15
GEP 101 or UHC 100 Intro. to University Life 1
ENG 110 Writing I
or COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
3
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics (or higher) 3
General Education 3
General Education 3

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
ENG 110 Writing I
or COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
3
General Education 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
ENG 235 Critical Approaches to Literature 3
General Education 3

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours16-17
Science (with lab) 4-5
General Education 3
General Education 3
American Literature, Choose one from: ENG 350, 351, 517, 519, 553, 557, 558, 559, 562 3
PSY 360 Educational Psychology 3

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15-17
SEC 302 General Methods of Instruction in the Middle and Secondary Schools 3
ENG 312 Introduction to Shakespeare 3
General Education: Science 3-5
General Education 3
English World Literature, Choose one from: ENG 340, 341, 362, 512, 541, 543, 544, 546, 547, 548, 568 3

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
Ethnic American Literature, Choose one from: ENG 354, 355, 455 3
ENG 520 Composition and Rhetoric in High School and Junior College 3
ENG 321 Writing II: Beginning Technical Writing 3
ENG 491 History of the English Language
or ENG 494 Dialects of American English
3
EDC 345 Introduction to Multicultural Education and Diversity 3

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
ENG 521 Writing for Teachers 3
RDG 474 Reading and Writing in the Content Fields 3
EDC 350 School and Society 3
ENG 338 Literature for Young Adults 3
ENG 390 Modern English Grammar 3
Elective(s), as needed to reach graduation requirements 3-6

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours17
ENG 400 or 500 level course 3
RDG 574 Analysis and Correction of Difficulties in Adolescent Literacy 3
SPE 340 Educational Alternative for Exceptional Students 2
ENG 405 Teaching of Middle and High School English 3
Elective(s), as needed to reach graduation requirements 6

Eighth semester (spring)

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