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 Laura Donaldson 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 Laura Donaldson.
If your primary major is in another discipline and you would like to declare a secondary major in English, please contact Laura Donaldson.
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 Necia Werner to determine whether or not your internship fulfils the necessary requirements. Course credit will only be awarded if you consult with Necia Werner 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 Necia Werner. 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.
What are the requirements for different English majors and minors?
Additional Major in Creative Writing (for students with primary majors NOT in English)
Additional Major in English (for students with primary majors NOT in English)
Additional Major in Professional Writing (for students with primary majors NOT in English)
Technical Writing and Communication
Technical Writing & Communication Major, B.S. (Technical Communication Track)