The English Major

MAp of English Major (PDF)


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The English major at Southern Connecticut State is one of the largest on campus. We offer a wide range of courses in British, American, and cross-cultural literature, African-American literature, critical theory, English education, creative writing, and professional writing.

Undergraduate majors take a total of 36 credits in English, including a set of core of courses for all majors and 12 credits of electives according to one of three areas of specialization: Literature, Creative Writing, or Professional Writing. Secondary Education majors, pursuing certification to teach middle or high school English, have additional requirements. See an overview of the  major below, or print a copy of the “Map of the English Major” (.pdf) using the yellow tab above. 


Overview of the English Major


All English majors (for BA and BS degrees) take the following core courses:


Bachelor of Arts (BA) English majors also take:


Creative Writing

Professional Writing

Bachelor of Science (BS—Secondary Education) English majors also take:


For more information about the BS in English Secondary Education, see the Handbook for the BS in English with Teaching Certification.