Texas Tech University

Degree Requirements for the English BA

The program in English requires 120 semester credit hours, including the Core Curriculum, the major, and a minor.

English majors must specialize in one of the following concentrations:

Course Prerequisites

ENGL 1301 and 1302 are prerequisites for all 2000-level English courses. Two 2000-level English courses are prerequisites for all 3000- and 4000-level English courses (except ENGL 3365 and 3366).

More information on the 1301 and 1302 can be found at the First Year Composition pages

Written Communication Requirement | 1301 and 1302

ENGL 1301 and 1302 are required of all undergraduate students. Some colleges require additional hours in English; students should consult their advisors concerning required English courses.

SAT/ACT Requirement

Students who score 360 or below on the Verbal part of the SAT examination or 15 or below on the English part of the ACT examination are required to pass ENGL 0301 any approved assessment instrument approved by the Coordinating Board (such as Asset, Compass, Accuplacer, or THEA) before they can take ENGL 1301.

Although ENGL 0301 appears on the transcript, the hours do not count as part of the minimum number of hours required for graduation in any degree program of the university. A grade is awarded for the semester but is not recorded on the transcript; therefore, it will not be computed in the student's grade point average. This course counts for meeting the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements for writing skills development.

Students who must fulfill this requirement should visit the TSI Office located in 78 Holden Hall.

Core Curriculum

In addition to coursework required for the BA in English, students must also fulfill the Arts and Sciences General Degree Requirements.