Students must earn a grade of C or better in each upper-level course included in any major or minor area. A minor must contain 15 to 18 semester hours of course work with at least 9 hours of upper division course work. Courses taken to satisfy core areas A through E may not be counted as course work in the minor.
Students majoring in English are strongly encouraged to take their survey courses (ENGL 2121, ENGL 2122, ENGL 2131, ENGL 2132) early. Survey courses, along with ENGL 3010, should be the main constituent of the first eighteen hours taken in the major. To remain a major in good standing in the program requires a GPA of 2.25 in major courses. After the completion of eighteen hours of major level courses, this average in the field must be maintained. Normally a student would be given one semester to raise his or her average to 2.25 in order to remain in the program.