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Degree Requirements

University Degree Requirements (124 credit hours)
To receive a Bachelor of Arts in English, students must complete at least 124 credit hours. In addition, students are required to complete a minimum of 36 credit hours of upper-level courses (300-level and above) at AUK, of which at least 18 credits hours need to be taken in the major.

  • General Education Requirements
  • (49)
  • Major Requirements composed of:
  • (45)
  • Core Courses (18)
  • English Electives (27)
  • Free Electives
  • (30)

Major requirements include 6 required core courses (18 credit hours), followed by 9 English Elective courses (27 credit hours):

Core Courses (18 credit hours)
Students must complete the following 6 core courses (18 credit hours):

ENGL 200 Introduction to Literary Studies (3)
ENGL 220 Survey of World Literatures I (3)
ENGL 221 Survey of World Literatures II (3)
ENGL 300 History of the English Language (3)
ENGL 415 Literary Theory and Criticism (3)
ENGL 450 Senior Seminar (3)

English Electives (27 credit hours)
In consultation with their academic advisor, students must complete nine courses (27 credit hours) from any remaining ENGL 300 or 400-level courses, or ENGL 207, or any one TRAN 200-300-level course. ENGL 485: Senior Thesis (3 credit hours), applies as an English elective.

Free Electives (30 credit hours)
Choose ten courses (30 credit hours) in consultation with the academic advisor.


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