English B.A.

The English degree curriculum is designed for maximum flexibility for students to develop their own course of study in partnership with their academic English faculty advisor. The path through the rest of the curriculum is individually designed to move students through basic skill sets to more advanced study and application of knowledge.

Minor - Students are strongly encouraged to have a minor in another discipline15
Liberal Arts and Science Electives66
Total Credits120

Course Requirements for the Major

ENG-237Introduction to Literary Criticism3
Select two of the following:6
English Literature Beginnings to 1798
19th and 20th Century English Literature
American Literature Beginnings to 1865
American Literature 1865 - Present
or ENG-329 Major Author
ENGAny four additional 200-level courses in ENG12
ENGAny four additional 300-400-level courses in ENG12
Select one of the following:3
One Free Elective
Total Credits39

Note: Introduction to Literature: Acad Writing (ENG-111)-Humanities Seminar (ENG-112) are required of all students and do not count towards the major.

Admission Requirements

D'Youville selects students who are academically well-rounded and committed to meeting the challenges of a high-quality education. Applications will be assessed holistically. Applicants are encouraged to apply for admission into the major based on a love of the subject matter and a desire to learn. Space in the program may be limited. If an applicant cannot be admitted into a program due to space constraints, the applicant will be placed on a waiting list for entry and duly notified.

Freshman Admission

Freshman applicants to this major must submit high school transcripts. Applicants may also submit any of the following optional materials:

  1. Statement of intent (strongly encouraged)
  2. High School average of 85.

Transfer Admission

Transfer students must submit high school transcripts and any/all other transcripts from institutions previously attended. Transfer applicants may also submit any of the following optional materials:

  1. Statement of intent (strongly encouraged)
  2. Transfer GPA of 2.5