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2017 - 2019 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog 
2017 - 2019 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English, BA

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Degree Requirements

It is the student’s responsibility to read the university catalog and be familiar with degree requirements.

  1. Complete at least 120 semester credit hours.
  2. Complete at least 48 hours at the junior/senior level. At least 30 of these hours must be completed at UTPB
  3. Complete at least 18 hours in a minor. At least 9 of these must be at the junior/senior level. Students seeking a second teaching field for secondary certification in English must complete all requirements for the major.
  4. Earn at least a C grade in all English courses counting toward the minimum course requirements and maintain at least a GPA of 2.00 for all courses applicable toward the B.A. degree. Students seeking teacher certification must maintain a GPA of at least 2.75 in all English courses beyond Freshman Composition.
  5. No more than 47 semester credit hours of English may be applied toward the 120 semester credit hour minimum required for a degree. 

General Education Requirements (42 sch)

Communication (6 sch)

Political Science (U.S., State of Texas and Local Government) (6 sch)

Component Area (3 sch)

Computer Use

All majors must demonstrate a basic use of computing through either a computer literacy test, COSC 1335 , or similar computer science course which requires the actual use of computers.

Major Requirements (30 sch)

The student who chooses English as a major should select courses according to the following guidelines. 

  1. Two semesters of Freshman English or composition and language study ENGL 1301  and ENGL 1302  are prerequisite for the major.
  2. Thirty semester credit hours (30 sch) of study at the sophomore level and above is required for the major with a minimum of 24 semester credit hours at the upper level.  
  3. At least six semester credit hours of study must be at the senior level.
  4. Required courses:
  • ENGL 3300  
  • One course in American Literature
  • One course in British Literature
  • One course in Fiction
  • One course in Poetry
  • One course in Drama
  • One Language and Retoric course


Minor (or Second Teaching Field) (18 sch)

At least 9 of these must be at the junior/senior level.

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