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Dual Degree

B.A., English/M.A., English

English majors can complete a Master of Arts (M.A.) in one year beyond their B.A. The reasons to major in English are as plentiful as the doors the program opens. English majors learn the intellectual and practical skills employers and graduate schools want: proficient reading and writing, critical analysis and the ability to express ideas. Our program offers a variety of literature and writing courses, with small class sizes that promote open, invigorating discussion. Independent studies and internships let you further tailor the major to your interests and needs. You may also work on Corner Pocket, our student literary magazine, or be invited to join the English honor society, Sigma Tau Delta.

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Students who qualify for admission to the dual degree program will take 12 credits of graduate-level English courses during their senior year. (English/Education majors should see the English Department chairperson or director of graduate studies about exceptions to this policy.) These will apply toward the 36 credits required for completion of the undergraduate major and toward the 30 credits required for the M.A. in English. Students can then complete the remaining 18 credits of graduate courses after earning a B.A.

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