Jan 18, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English Major (BA)


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English Department  | College of Liberal Arts  

Program Declaration


At time of admission to the University or by completion of a Major, Minor, Concentration Declaration Form  or Inter-College Transfer Form .

Degree Requirements


If this is the student’s only or primary major, the degree requirements below must be completed for graduation. See graduation requirements  for more information.

  

  

Major Requirements


Complete 33 credits from eleven courses including three foundational English courses, six advanced electives, and two additional electives.

Students may also choose to add a concentration to the major which will add additional requirements that can be used to fulfill major electives.

Grade: No courses with a grade below C- may be applied toward the major
Pass/fail: No courses taken pass/fail may be applied toward the major.
Residency: At least six courses for the major must be completed at UMass Boston.

Course Requirements


Foundational English Courses (9 Credits)


Advanced Electives (18 Credits)


Take a total six advanced English electives at the 300-level or higher including the following categories.

Capstone


Take one course from English 461 to 499 as a capstone course. English majors in the Teacher Licensure Program may count their practicum semester as a capstone experience. Students completing the creative writing concentration in English may use their required writing portfolio as the capstone experience. English majors who have an internship approved by the English Department’s internship supervisor may count their semester as an intern as a capstone experience if they enroll in either ENGL 475 or 476.

Additional Electives (6 Credits)


Take two additional English electives. At least one course must be at the 200-level or higher.

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