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English BA - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: 15.01 ENGLISH- GENERAL, CIP: 23.0101 English Language and Literature, General)

Department of English

306 Clemens Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4610

Rachel Ablow, Professor

David Alff, Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Completing the English BA Program

Academic Requirements

Minimum GPA of 2.0
Completion of the university writing skills requirement.

Transfer Credit Policy

The English Department awards credit for courses take elsewhere that approximately correspond — in content, approach, and/or pedagogy — to courses offered in our program.

Required Courses

Three 200-level courses (202-299)
Ten 300/400-level courses, including:
Criticism/Theory (ENG 301, ENG 367, ENG 369, ENG 370, ENG 371, ENG 372, ENG 440, ENG 454, or ENG 455)
Three courses (9 credits) in Earlier Literature, chosen from among specified upper-level courses that focus on literature written before 1800;
One course (3 credits) in Breadth of Literary Study, chosen from among specified upper-level English courses that are grounded in perspectives or experience outside the literary mainstream;
Five additional (elective) courses (15 credits): four in the ENG 300-ENG 400 level, and one at the ENG 400 level; neither an internship nor an independent study will satisfy this requirement.

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the English BA degree
Credits Required for Major39
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum40
Additional Credits Required for Electives41
Total Credits Required for Degree120

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Dec 05, 2019 11:41:07