Apr 10, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog | 2019-2020 
    
Undergraduate Catalog | 2019-2020

English, B.A.


A Major in English leading to the B.A. degree consists of 36 credit hours of coursework at the 2000-level  or above beyond the General Education requirements.  Students may also elect an optional concentration from one of four areas:  

Admission Requirements


Freshmen and Transfers

  • Minimum GPA:  2.0
  • Declaration of Major:  Change of Major forms accepted year-round; students must make an advising appointment during SOAR and when declaring the major
  • Transferable Credit Hours:  24

Degree Requirements


Students in the major must complete a minimum of 36 credit hours in English courses, including 12 credit hours at the 4000-level.  No more than 12 credit hours in ENGL at the 2000-level may be counted toward the major.  Of the 36 required credit hours, at least 3 credit hours must be in a departmentally designated diversity course.  English majors not electing a specific concentration must complete the following:

General Education Courses (37-41 credit hours)


For details on required courses, refer to the General Education Program .

Foreign Language Courses


Students with an English major (all concentrations) are required to demonstrate foreign language competency at the intermediate level.  Intermediate proficiency requires completion of a 2000-level or above course in a foreign language that uses the Latin alphabet (e.g., French, German, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, Spanish) or a 1202-level course in a language that does not use the Latin alphabet (e.g., Chinese, Ancient Greek, Modern Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Russian, etc.).

Foundation Course (3 credit hours)


Major Courses (36 credit hours)


At a minimum, majors must complete 36 credit hours in English, including 12 credit hours at the 4000-level.  No more than 12 credit hours in ENGL at the 2000-level may be counted toward the major.  Additionally, at least 3 credit hours are required in a departmentally designated diversity course.  English Majors not electing a specific Concentration must complete the following:

Language and Digital Technology Courses


Select two of the following:

Literature and Culture Courses


Select two of the following:

Minor Courses (18 credit hours)


A Major in English also requires completion of either a minor established at UNC Charlotte or an individually designed course of study consisting of a minimum of 18 credit hours in coursework selected from English and/or other departments, approved by the student’s Department of English advisor and undergraduate coordinator.  Students with a second major in another department will be considered to have satisfied the minor requirement.  

Unrestricted Elective Courses


As needed.

Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours