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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English Major (BA)

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Program Declaration

At time of admission to the University or by completion of an Undergraduate Program Add/Change 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.


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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