Who do I talk to if I’m interested in declaring a major in the English Department?
When can I declare a major in the English department?
How do I declare my major?
Can I declare a minor in the English Department?
Can I have an additional major within the English Department?
If you wish to declare an additional major within the English Department (e.g. Creative Writing and Professional Writing), contact Jen Loughran in the English Office (BH 259). The only two majors in English that cannot be combined are Technical Writing and Professional Writing. An additional major will not prevent you from graduating on time.
Can I get a dual major in English and another discipline?
If you are an English major and you wish to declare a dual major in another discipline (e.g. Statistics, History, Philosophy, etc.), you should meet with an advisor in that department to get approval and then speak with Jen Loughran.
If your primary major is in another discipline and you would like to declare a secondary major in English, please contact Jen Loughran.
Can I create a major which combines English with a discipline from the College of Fine Arts?
The Bachelors of Humanities and Arts (BHA) program gives students in both the College of Fine Arts (Art, Music, Design, etc.) and in Dietrich College (English, History, Philosophy, etc.) the opportunity to create a unique major which combines the requirements for programs in each college into a single major (e.g. English and Design).
How do I choose an English Department advisor?
Do I need to meet with an advisor before scheduling?
What should I do if I don’t know who is my faculty advisor?
Who should I talk to about studying abroad?
If you are interested in studying with any other program, please set an appointment with the Study Abroad Office (3rd floor of Werner Hall).
Can I do an internship for course credit?
If you are planning to do an internship and want to see whether it might qualify for course credit, contact James Wynn to determine whether or not your internship fulfills the necessary requirements. Course credit will only be awarded if you consult with James Wynn before you do the internship. It cannot be awarded to internships that have already been completed.
Credit will be determined on a case-by-case basis once you have met with James Wynn. The number of units awarded will determine the tuition cost for the internship. Monetary compensation for your internship will be determined by your employer.
Can I count courses twice to fulfill other requirements?
Students majoring in English may use up to two courses from their major to also fulfill general education (gen. ed.) requirements.
Students minoring in English may use Interpretation and Argument (76-101) and one other course from their minor to fulfill general education requirements.
Students majoring or minoring in English may not use courses from their major or minor to fulfill requirements in a major or minor in another department.
Forms for Academic Programs
|Course Add, Switch Section or Change Units Request||Used for adding a course, switching sections, or changing the number of units for a course after the established add period and during the semester in which the course is offered.|
|Course Audit Approval||Used for approval to audit a course. Auditing is presence in the classroom without receiving academic credit, a pass/no pass or a letter grade.|
|Course Drop or Drop Below Full-Time Petition||This petition is for students requesting to drop a course after the drop deadline or drop below full-time (36 units) during the current semester.|
|Course Withdrawal||For students requesting to withdraw from a course after the drop period, with a withdrawal grade assigned.|
|Dietrich College Internal Transfer Application||For non-Dietrich students wishing to transfer into the English Department. Please submit to the Academic Advisory Center (AAC), BH A57.|
|Dual Degree Application||For undergraduates students requesting to complete two degrees. Once approved by both advisors, please submit to Jen Loughran (BH 259).|
|Overload Petition||For students requesting to register for more than 50 units. Once approved by your advisor, please submit to Jen Loughran (BH 259).|
|Pass/Fail Approval||For students electing to take a course pass/no pass, unless prohibited by the course, the course's department or the student's home department/college.|
|PCHE Cross Registration Request Form||Full-time Carnegie Mellon students may take subjects for credit through the Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education (PCHE). The purpose is to provide opportunities for enriched educational programs by permitting full-time paying undergraduate and graduate students to cross-register for one course at any of the 10 PCHE institutions. If you have trouble viewing this, try Internet Explorer.|
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|Retroactive Add/Drop Petition, Prior Semester||For students requesting permission to add/drop a course, switch a section or change units for a course after the last day of classes for a prior semester.|
|Withdrawal||For students wishing to withdraw from Carnegie Mellon University with no intention of returning.|
|Additional Major in Creative Writing||For students with primary majors in English.|
|Additional Major in Creative Writing||For students with primary majors NOT in English.|
|B.A. in Creative Writing|
|Creative Writing Minor|
|English Studies Minor|
|Additional Major in English||For students with primary majors in English.|
|Additional Major in English||For students with primary majors NOT in English.|
|B.A. in English|
|Additional Major in Professional Writing||For students with primary majors in English.|
|Additional Major in Professional Writing||For students with primary majors NOT in English|
|B.A. in Professional Writing|
|Professional Writing Minor|
|Technical Writing Minor|
Science & Medical Communication Track (SMC)
Technical Communication Track (TC)