English Major and English Major with teacher Licensure: The English major must fulfill the Bachelor of Arts(B.A.) degree requirements, including 42 hours in English. In addition to ENG 101-102, 211-212, the major includes the following requirements: (1) two courses from ENG 300, 306, 308, 320, 403, 409, 415; (2) ENG 303; (3) ENG 304; (4) one course from ENG 325, 407, 424, 465, 480, 481, 485; (5) ENG 411; (6) one course from ENG 472 and 475; (7) one course from ENG 330, 404, 406, and 434; (8) one course from 440, 450, and 460; and (9) ENG 498. In ENG 498, all English majors take an English exit exam before graduation.
The English major not seeking teacher licensure must have a minor area of study comprising 18-21 hours selected in consultation with one's advisor.
The English major desiring teacher licensure must(1) complete all professional requirements mandated by the State of Mississippi certification standards, (2) complete a minor in education, and (3) be advised by the department of language and literature and by the department of education.
English majors not seeking teacher licensure must have a minor area of study selected in consultation with an advisor. English majors desiring teacher licensure must (1) complete all professional requirements mandated by the State of Mississippi certification standards; (2) complete a minor in education, and (3) be advised by the Department of Language and Literature and by the School of Education.
General requirements for all degrees are met by taking ENG 101, 102, and at least three hours (some degrees may require six hours) of a sophomore literature course with an ENG prefix. First-trimester freshmen and first-trimester transfer students must take English composition sequentially.
Students who take a junior-level English course (300 level) must have completed nine hours in English prior to taking a junior-level English course; likewise, students who take a senior-level English course (400 level) must have completed twelve hours in English prior to taking a senior-level English course.