The Department of English offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. The department also offers the Master of Arts (M.A.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in English.

Faculty: Associate Professor Williams, chairperson. Professors Betensky, Cappello, Davis, Gititi, Mandel, Trimm, and Walton; Associate Professors Barber, Covino, Eron, Faflik, Jones, Karno, and Rojas; Assistant Professors Mok and Nikitas; Professors Emeriti Arakelian, Burke, Campbell, Cane, Cuddy, Donnelly, Leo, Stein, and Swan.

The Major. Students majoring in this field must complete a minimum of 36 credits (maximum 52), 20 of which must be at the 300 level or above. All students must complete ENG 201 (4). The remaining 32 credits must include one course from each of the following five periods (15): pre-1500 (ENG 251, 367, 368, 381, 478); 1500-1660 (ENG 251, 280, 345, 382, 472, 479); 1660-1800 (ENG 241, 251, 345, 374, 377, 480, 482); 19th century (ENG 241, 242, 252, 347, 348, 376, 377, 448, 486); 20th century (ENG 242; ENG/AAF 248; ENG 252, 348; ENG/AAF 362, 363, 364; ENG 317, 378, 379, 383, 387, 485).

Note: Freshmen are not admitted to 300- or 400-level courses without permission of the instructor. Sophomores are discouraged from taking 100-level courses.

English majors may pursue the Creative Writing Option by completing three courses: two courses from ENG 205A, B, C, D, ENG 305A, B, C, D, at least one of which must be ENG 305 (if two courses from ENG 305 are selected, genres must be different); and ENG 405.

A total of 120 credits is required for graduation. At least 42 of these must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

The Minor. In addition to fulfilling all the basic requirements for a minor (see Minor Fields of Study), students minoring in English are required to take 20 total English credits, which can be accomplished by taking five 4-credit classes, four of which must be at the 200 level or above.