Bachelor of Arts in English

 

Why English?

The School of Languages and Literature offers courses in both composition and literature. The former seek to provide training in the techniques and skills necessary to produce acceptable, effective written expression. The latter are designed to acquaint students with prose and poetry of recognized merit, thereby developing critical thinking, cultural awareness and an intelligent understanding of literature as an outgrowth and interpretation of life.

Entering freshmen whose ACT score in English is 16 or lower is required to enroll in ACAC 0330 before attempting ENGL 1301. Credit may be given for satisfactory scores on the English sections of ACT, SAT I, CLEP, or Advanced Placement (AP).  Careers in English may include --

 

  • Public Relations
  • Government or Law
  • Grant or Proposal Writing
  • Publishing
  • Marketing or Advertising
  • Translation
  • Freelance writing
  • Education or Teaching
  • Technical Writing/Communication
  • Journalism or Media
  • Law Enforcement
  • Library Science

 

Students enrolled in Wayland’s English program can also choose to participate in an online degree program that will provide them flexibility in class schedules.  Wayland Baptist University is among the best Christian colleges and universities in the country that provide online degrees to their students.

Upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree in English, students may consider their further educational enhancement and pursue a Master of Arts in English online or on campus.  The opportunities to further an individuals’ career is not limited to an in class environment and allows students who work the option to learn and study in an online environment with the resources and faculties of a college campus at their disposal.

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English Requirements
Requirements for Majors
English - The major requires 36 semester hours, of which 24 must be upper-level.
*Nine hours are included in the general education core curriculum. Students who plan to teach in public schools must consult the School of Education for specific requirements for certification. Majors must take a comprehensive exam during their final semester.

  • ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric
  • ENGL 1302 - Composition and Reading
  • ENGL 2303 - World Literature

three hours from:

  • ENGL 2301 - English Literature
  • ENGL 2302 - American Literature
  • ENGL 3304 - Advanced Grammar


and twenty one hours of upper-level electives in English

 

Bachelor of Arts in English Recommended Sequence of Courses - Bachelor of Arts in English Recommended Sequence of Courses - listed is the recommended rotation based on a B.A. degree program. For complete information on the general education and graduation requirements for the B.A. degree program, please refer to the undergraduate programs section of the catalog.

For information regarding the Bachelors of Arts Degree Core Course Requirements (124 Semester hours) please see your appropriate Academic Catalog.

 

Freshman Year Fall Semester:      Freshman Year Spring Semester:    
ENGL 1301 3 hrs ENGL 1302 3 hrs
HIST 1303 or 2301 3 hrs HIST 1304 or 2302 3 hrs
PHIL/PSYC/SOCI 3 hrs MATH 1304 3 hrs
COSC 2311 3 hrs COMS course 3 hrs
Foreign Language 1401 4 hrs Foreign Language 1402 4 hrs
UNIV 1100 1 hr    
Total 16 hrs Total 16 hrs
       
Sophomore Year Fall Semester:     Sophomore Year Spring Semester:    
ENGL 2303 3 hrs ENGL 2301 or 2302 3 hrs
POLS 2301 3 hrs ART/MUSI/THEA course 3 hrs
BIOL course 3 hrs GEOL 1301 3 hrs
RLGN 1301 3 hrs RLGN 1302 3 hrs
Foreign Language 2301 3 hrs Foreign Language 2302 3 hrs
Total 15 hrs Total 15 hrs
       
Junior Year Fall Semester:     Junior Year Spring Semester:    
ENGL 3304 or advanced course 3 hrs ENGL 3304 or advanced course 3 hrs
ENGL advanced course 3 hrs ENGL advanced course 3 hrs
Course in minor or elective 3 hrs Course in minor or elective 3 hrs
Course in minor or elective 3 hrs Course in minor or elective 3 hrs
EXSS 1112 or activity course 1 hr Course in minor or elective 3 hrs
    EXSS 1112 or activity course 1 hr
Total 13 hrs Total 16 hrs
       
Senior Year Fall Semester:     Senior Year Spring Semester:    
ENGL advanced course 3 hrs ENGL advanced course 3 hrs
ENGL advanced course 3 hrs ENGL advanced course 3 hrs
Course in minor or elective 3 hrs Course in minor or elective 3 hrs
Course in minor or elective 3 hrs Course in minor or elective 3 hrs
Course in minor or elective 3 hrs Elective hours 1-3 hrs
    GRAD 0001 0 hrs
Total 15 hrs Total 13-15 hrs

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Requirements for Minors

English - The minor requires 18 semester hours, of which six hours must be upper division.

Nine hours are included in the general education core curriculum.

  • ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric
  • ENGL 1302 - Composition and Reading
  • ENGL 2303 - World Literature

three hours from:

  • ENGL 2301 - English Literature
  • ENGL 2302 - American Literature

and six hours of upper-level electives in English