Listed below are the requirements for the English major. In addition to the requirements for the major, students must also satisfy all of the university general education requirements and the College of Letters & Science breadth and other degree requirements. Degree requirements will vary depending on when you took your first college class. You are strongly advised to consult your advisor to ensure you stay on track towards a degree. Read more about our degree requirements.
Note: No single course may be used to fulfill requirements in more than one category.
|Total English Credits|
|Required Courses (6 credits)|
|6 Credits selected from|
|12 credits selected from|
in any English course outside of Track G (i.e., literature, rhetoric, creative writing, and media, cinema and digital studies)
in a 600-level English seminar
|3 credits in a capstone seminar experience|
(satisfies L&S research requirement)
English 449 - Writing Internship in English
The College requires that students attain at least a 2.5 GPA on all credits in the major attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.5 GPA on all major credits attempted, including any transfer work.