it offers to all students, wherever their professional and vocational
interests lie, the development of critical thinking skills through
the study of American, British, and world literatures. The program’s
goal is that, through the study of a variety of literature, students
will obtain a better understanding of themselves, their culture,
and other cultures with which they must invariably come into contact.
majoring in English earn the B.A. degree unless they are completing
an English major with an interdisciplinary focus or an additional
major in a degree program other than the B.A. The minimum requirement
for a major in English is 36 credit hours of courses in the major.
Nine credit hours must be taken at or above the 300 level.
The undergraduate catalogue contains a complete description of degree
requirements and requirements for the English major. It also contains a recommended schedule. English majors ought to follow the list of requirements which corresponds to when they enrolled in the major, as follows:
Checklist for JMU English Majors
Additional useful forms are available.