Emphases within the English Major
- Elementary/Special Education
- Rhetoric and Writing
- Secondary Education
For all emphases, students, including transfers, must complete at least 15 credit hours with the UCCS English department and at least 18 upper-division (3000+ level) credit hours. English majors must complete all required English courses with grades of C- or better.
All English majors are required to submit an assessment determined by emphasis prior to graduation.
All English majors are assigned an advisor within the department; please see details under “Contacts” on the English department website: http://www.uccs.edu/~english/.
All English majors must register for and attend a mandatory English department workshop in their first year at UCCS. The workshop is typically held at the beginning of fall and spring semesters. Please see the English department website for information on how to register for the workshop.
Students Who Contemplate Teaching
Statements of curricular requirements for a Colorado teaching certificate in English may be obtained from the College of Education. Students planning to teach should also confer with a member of the College of Education faculty about the Teacher Education Program. Since requirements for Education and English make a very tight schedule, students should be fully informed as to both departmental and certification requirements by the beginning of the sophomore year.
Students who wish to apply an online course taken outside UCCS towards their English major must secure written permission from the English department chair or designated advisor.
To graduate with departmental honors in English, a student must have a 3.75 GPA in the major, and a 3.5 GPA overall.