Bachelor of Arts in English

Below are the core requirements for achieving a BA in English. To see descriptions of these courses, check the general course descriptions. Faculty usually provide a more extensive description of the courses when they are offered. 

Check with the Major Advisor at least once each semester to track your progress.  


Requirements and Forms

For students matriculating PRIOR to Fall 2017:


For students matriculating AFTER Fall 2017:



For non-major advising:

  • general education advising 
  • course schedule planning
  • resources for academic success
  • pre-graduation general education reviews
  • graduation worksheet and hold letter reviews

Contact the College of Humanities and the Arts (H&A) Student Success Center in Clark Hall 244, or call (408) 924-5095 for an appointment. 

For major advising: 

  • assistance with major form
  • application for graduation
  • assistance with substitution forms 

Contact the English Department Office (Faculty Offices 102) at (408) 924-4425 to make an advising appointment.


Explanations and Limitations

One course equals 3 or 4 units. English majors who complete the Humanities Honors Program will be credited for ENGL 125 (European Literature: Homer to Dante).