Degree offered at: Campbellsville
Hours Required: 36 (BA program) or 42 (BS program)
A major in English opens the doors to many professions and careers. It is especially appropriate for students who intend to pursue graduate studies in English or a related field (law, philosophy, theology, etc.). It is also appropriate for students who do not intend to enter graduate studies but to have non-teaching careers in fields requiring highly developed skills in analysis, interpretation, and communication (advertising, management, publishing, public relations, etc.).
To receive the BA degree, students pursuing a major in English must have at least twelve semester hours of credit for modern foreign language studies. Four three-hour courses in one language or two three-hour courses in each of two languages will fulfill the requirement. The requirement may be waived for students based on proficiency certified by both oral and written tests administered by the modern foreign language faculty. The requirement will be waived for students whose native language is not English.
To receive the BS degree, students pursuing a major in English do not have to take foreign language courses but must complete six hours in English in addition to the hours in English required in the BA program.
The English faculty recommends that students who expect to enter graduate studies in English or a related field choose the Bachelor of Arts option.