Undergraduate English Major
The Undergraduate Evening Degree Completion program offers the English Language and Literature option only. This major offers students a broadly based, historically grounded introduction to the literatures of Britain, the United States and other English-speaking lands from around the world. The literature courses focus on techniques of literary analysis; theoretical problems posed by the interpretation of texts; the social, historical and political context of literary production and reception; and the pleasures of reading. Most courses require significant written work and stress the development of critical thinking skills. The major's courses in language study examine the structural, historical, social and aesthetic dimensions of English.
All applicants to the English major must have already been accepted to the UW. Students in the Evening Degree Completion program who wish to apply to the English major must meet the following requirements:
- A minimum GPA of 2.0 at the UW and 2.0 overall (combined UW and transfer credits)
- At least 10 credits of literature courses that are 200-level or higher, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
More information about applying to the major as an Evening Degree student can be found on the Department of English website.
Major RequirementsTo earn a degree in English, students must complete a minimum of 55 credits of English courses. There are specific rules and restrictions regarding the distribution of these credits and minimum GPA standards, which are explained in detail on the department's degree requirements page.
For a list of English courses offered by the Undergraduate Evening Degree Completion program, see the Evening Degree page on the English department website.