Major Requirements

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.

Requirements

Total English Credits

36 credits

Required Courses (6 credits)
  • English 215 - Introduction to English Studies
  • English 439 - Document Design
6 Credits selected from
  • English 448 – Technical Communications Theory and Practice
  • English 435 – Professional and Technical Communications
  • English 426 – Professional and Technical Communications Research
12 credits selected from
  • English 205 - Business Writing
  • English 206 - Technical Writing
  • English 207 - Health Science Writing
  • English 214 - Writing in the Professions
  • English 427 - Writing for Nonprofits
  • English 431 - Topics in Advanced Writing
  • English 433 - Creative Nonfiction for Publication
  • English 434 - Editing and Publishing
  • English 435 - Professional and Technical Writing
  • English 436 - Writing for Information Technology
  • English 437 - Project Management for Professional Writers
  • English 443 - Grant Writing
  • English 444 - Technical Writing
  • English 448 - Professional Writing Theory and Practice
6 credits

in any English course outside of Track G (i.e., literature, rhetoric, creative writing, and media, cinema and digital studies)

3 credits

in a 600-level English seminar

3 credits in a capstone seminar experience
(satisfies L&S research requirement)

English 449 - Writing Internship in English

GPA Requirements

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.