JMU Major: English
The study of English offers all students, whatever their professional and vocational interests, the development of critical thinking skills through the study of American, British and world literatures. Students may choose a variety of courses covering contemporary and early literature, as well as period, genre and linguistics courses.
British or American Literatures
New Freshmen and Transfer Students
Students should declare the English major when they register for orientation.
Currently Enrolled Major Changers
Students should submit a "Change or Declaration of Major" form to the English department head in Keezell Hall, room 215.
Remain in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0.