Sample Four-Year Plan

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 and to read more about the requirements.

There are hundreds of courses that satisfy various requirements, and courses in the major can be used.  For example, English 215 counts as a Humanities general education and breadth course.

This sample illustrates one path to completing the English major with a Literary and Cultural Studies focus and a bachelor of arts degree in four years. This sample assumes you took no foreign language in high school and that your placement test scores were sufficient to start in college-level math and English. In addition, this sample reflects the degree requirements for students who began their college education in Fall of 2013 or later. If you started college coursework prior to Fall of 2013, your degree requirements may be different. This sample also assumes that you maintain an average credit load of 15 credits per semester. Your schedule may look very different depending on your specific circumstances. Please consult your advisor to find the schedule that best meets your needs.

Sample Study Plan

Year 1
Fall Credits
ENGLISH 101
Introduction to College Writing
3
MATH 103
Contemporary Applications of Mathematics (QL-A)
or MATH 105
Introduction to College Algebra
3
1st semester Foreign Language
3-5
L&S Social Science/Cultural Diversity
3
L&S Humanities, not English
3
Spring Credits
PHILOS 211
Elementary Logic (HU) (QL-B) (formal reasoning)
3
ENGLISH 102
College Writing and Research (OWC-A)
3
2nd semester Foreign Language
3-5
L&S Natural Science
3-5
Arts GER
3
Year 2
Fall Credits
ENGLISH 215
Introduction to English Studies (HU) (OWC-B)
3
3rd semester Foreign Language (Int'l)
3-5
L&S Social Science/International
3
L&S Natural Science with lab
3-5
Elective
3
Spring Credits
English track requirement
3
4th semester Foreign Language (Int'l)
3-5
L&S Natural Science
3-5
L&S Social Science
3
English track requirement
3
Year 3
Fall Credits
English upper-level required (HU)
3
English upper-level required
3
L&S Natural Science
3-5
Upper-level elective
3
Elective
3
Spring Credits
English upper-level required
3
English upper-level required
3
English upper-level required
3
L&S Social Science
3
Elective
3
Year 4
Fall Credits
English upper-level required
3
English upper-level required
3
English upper-level required
3
Elective
3
Elective
3
Spring Credits
English upper-level required
3
English capstone
3
Upper-level elective
3
Elective
3
Elective
3

Key
(A) Arts GER (Int’l) International
(HU) Humanities (QL-A) Quantitative Literacy A
(NS) Natural Science (QL-B) Quantitative Literacy B
(SS) Social Science (OWC-A) Oral and Written Communication A
(CD) Cultural Diversity GER (OWC-B) Oral and Written Communication B