Majors

What Can I Do With a Major in English?

Majoring in English will introduce you to writing across the globe from the earliest period of the language’s history to the present when digital technologies allow us to interact with written text more frequently and easily than ever before. English majors are ready for today’s job market, where the rapid pace of technological change calls for responsive employees who have the curiosity and knowhow to acquire new skills. English majors are also strong writers, learning how to craft the English language to communicate most effectively to different audiences. When you major in English, you learn to plan projects, work in teams, complete research, and meet deadlines. These are the skills most valued by today’s employers and UTA English majors have used them to succeed in a wide range of careers, including the law, teaching, technical writing, and management.

The B.A. in English

Requires 120 hours, with the first two years (approximately 60 hours) focusing on the university core and introductory courses and the final two years (the remaining hours) concentrating on advanced courses in the major, the minor, and electives.

The B.A in English with Teacher Certification

Requires 120 hours, with the first two years (approximately 60 hours) focusing on the university core and introductory courses and the final two years (the remaining hours) focusing on advanced courses, internship, and residency.

Minors

The Minor in English consists of 18 hours, of which 6 hours must be advanced (3000 or 4000 level). Listed below are the current programs for a minor in English.
  • Creative Writing
  • Technical Writing and Professional Communication
  • Certificate

Courses

Courses descriptions for the Spring 2020 Semester.