• English, BA  requires 120 credit hours.
  • Two courses (6 semester hours) at the 400 level
  • No more than three sophomore literature courses (9 semester hours)
  • No more than three courses (9 semester hours) in creative writing
  • 36 of 120 credit hours must be taken at 300 level or higher.
  • Must have a 2.0 GPA in major, minor, and overall.
  • No more than 6 credit hours of HPE may count in degree requirements.
  • 12 of the last 18 credit hours must be taken at UAH, with an overall 25% of coursework taken at UAH.
  • No more than 60 credit hours from a two-year school can be applied toward a UAH degree. 
  • For graduation application instructions, see here.
 
Freshman Composition6
FRESHMAN COMPOSITION
FRESHMAN COMPOSITION
Humanities and Fine Arts6
12 hours of Humanities and Fine Arts chosen from the following categories below
Fine Arts: Choose one3
ARH SURV:ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SURV:RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR:NON-WESTERN TRADITIONS
DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS
INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE
THEATRE APPRECIATION
Literature
Students will fulfill Literature requirements within the English Major Core.
Humanities and Fine Arts: Choose one3
ARH SURV:ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SURV:RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR:NON-WESTERN TRADITIONS
DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS
INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE
THEATRE APPRECIATION
Intro to Rhetorical Communication
Any WLC 100 or 200 level 1
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
INTRO TO ETHICS
TECH, SCIENCE & HUMAN VALUES
INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC
INTRO WOMEN'S & GENDER STUDIES
Mathematics and Natural Sciences11
Mathematics: Choose one3-4
ALGEBRA WITH APPLICATIONS
FINITE MATHEMATICS
PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA
PRECALCULUS TRIGONOMETRY
PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA & TRIG
CALCULUS WITH APPLICATIONS
CALCULUS A
Natural Sciences: Choose two8
EXPLORING THE COSMOS I
EXPLORING THE COSMOS II
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY
INTRO TO CHEMISTRY
and INTRO CHEMISTRY LAB
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB II
ENVIR EARTH SCI FND & APPLICA
CLIMATE AND GLOBAL CHANGE
CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS
GENERAL PHYSICS I
GENERAL PHYSICS II
GEN PHYSICS W/CALCULUS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB I
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC II
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC III
History and Social and Behavioral Sciences12
History: Choose one3
WORLD HISTORY TO 1500
WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500
UNITED STATES TO 1877
UNITED STATES SINCE 1877
Social and Behavioral Sciences: Choose three9
PRINC OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINC OF MICROECONOMICS
GLOBAL SYSTEMS AND CULTURES
WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY
PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
INTRO TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
INTRO TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY I
LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY
ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS
INTRO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
SOCIOLOGICAL PERSP TECH & SCI
Pre-Professional Courses19
Any WLC 100 or 200 level course.3
Select 10 hours of pre-professional electives6
English Major Core15
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE I
MYTHOLOGY
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE 2
INTRO TO ENGLISH MAJOR & MINOR
SURVEY BRITISH LITERATURE
SURVEY AMERICAN LITERATURE
Electives21
Select 7 courses from the following:
INTRO CREATIVE WRITING
STRATEGIES FOR BUSINESS WRIT'G
TECHNICAL WRITING
TECHNICAL EDITING
PRAC & RSRCH IN TECH COMM
PRACTICUM IN WRITING
COMPOSITION STUDIES FOR TCHERS
LITERARY CRITICISM & THEORY
FEMINISM AND COMPOSITION
HISTORY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE
FICTION WRITING
POETRY WRITING
SPEC STUDIES CREATIVE WRITING
CREATIVE NONFICTION WRITING
ANGLOPHONE/POSTCOLONIAL LIT
REP TEXTS-WOMEN WRITERS
STUDIES IN THE NOVEL
CONTEMPORARY BRITISH LITERATUR
POETRY AND POETICS
LITERATURE, SCIENCE & TECH
STUDIES IN AMERICAN CINEMA
THE AMERICAN NOVEL
AMERICAN LITERARY MODERNISM
WILLIAM FAULKNER
SCIENCE FICTION
SPECIAL STUDIES AMERICAN LIT
READING THE EARLY REPUBLIC
THE AMERICAN NINETEENTH CNTRY
AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE
ETHNIC AMERICAN NOVEL
SPECIAL STUDIES IN ENGLISH LIT
THE CIVIL WAR IN AMRCN IMGNTN
THE BIBLE AS LITERATURE
CHAUCER
ARTHURIAN ROMANCE
16TH CENTURY LITERATURE
SHAKESPEARE I
SHAKESPEARE II
DRAMATIC LITERATURE
MILTON
EARLY MODERN LITERATURE
THE LONG EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE ENLIGHTENMENT
ROMANTIC LITERATURE
VICTORIAN LITERATURE
INDEPENDENT STUDY
Minor Courses21
Elective Courses
Elective hours vary by program, see advisor.
Total Semester Hours120
Year 1
FallSemester Hours
EH 101FRESHMAN COMPOSITION 3
Fine Arts  3
Social/Behavioral Science  3
Math  3
FYE 101CHARGER SUCCESS 1
 Term Semester Hours: 13
Spring
EH 102FRESHMAN COMPOSITION 3
Humanities or Fine Arts  3
Social/Behavioral Science  3
Science w/Lab  4
HY 104WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500 3
  or HY 103  or WORLD HISTORY TO 1500 
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Year 2
Fall
WLC 101  3
EH 207READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE I 3
  or EH 242  or MYTHOLOGY 
Social/Behavioral Science  3
Science w/Lab  4
Area V Course  3
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Spring
EH 208READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE 2 3
Area V Courses  6
Minor Courses  6
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Year 3
Fall
EH 305INTRO TO ENGLISH MAJOR MINOR 3
English Elective 200+  3
English Elective 300+  3
Area V Courses  6
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Spring
EH 335SURVEY BRITISH LITERATURE 3
English 300+ Elective  3
English 300+ Elective  3
Minor Course  3
Area V Course  3
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Year 4
Fall
EH 336SURVEY AMERICAN LITERATURE 3
English 300+ Elective  3
Minor Courses  6
Elective  3
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Spring
English 300+ Electives  6
Minor Courses  6
Elective  3
 Term Semester Hours: 15
 Total Semester Hours: 120