A grade of C- or better must be earned in all courses fulfilling major requirements, and English majors must attain a minimum GPA of 2.000 among all courses attempted for the major.
The department strongly recommends 12 hours of world language for all English majors. Students expecting to undertake graduate study in English should be advised that graduate schools require knowledge of at least one world language.
Secondary-school certification candidates must fulfill the departmental requirements described above. They should consult the departmental advisers on teacher training about further nondepartmental requirements for certification. (Revisions of these requirements may be mandated by the State of Texas; candidates should be alert to the possibilities of changes.)
The major requires a minimum of 33 hours of English courses, including no more than 12 hours at the 2000 level and below (of these hours, no more than three hours at the 1000 level) and at least 12 hours of 4000 level courses, distributed as follows: