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Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in English

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First- and Second-Year Preparation

Prospective English majors who have completed the first- and second-year English requirement should take a 300-level English course during the sophomore year and consult the undergraduate director for further information, especially about eligibility requirements for admission to the English major.

Admission to the Major

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

  • Composition. Satisfied by ENGL 101, ACT English score of 27 or above or SAT English score of 600 or above, AP English Literature & Composition score of 3 or above, or equivalent transfer course.
  • Critical Reading and Writing. Satisfied by ENGL 102, or ENGL 105 (Honors), AP English Literature & Composition score of 4 or above, or an equivalent transfer course.
  • Sophomore Reading and Writing. Satisfied by ENGL 203, or ENGL 205 (Honors), ENGL 209, or ENGL 210 or ENGL 211, AP English Literature & Composition score of 5 or above, or an equivalent transfer course.
  • One Junior/Senior English course. Satisfied by 300+ ENGL course.


Grade-Point Average Requirements

Admission Minimum Grade-Point Average

  • Satisfied by a minimum 2.5 GPA in required admission courses designated above.
  • University Course Repeat Policy will apply. All completed English courses count towards admission GPA.

Application Term

Studens should apply to the major during the semester in which major admission criteria will be completed, normally no later than 60 hours, or for transfer students, during the initial term at KU. Application to this major after completion of 60 hours, or the initial KU term for transfer students, will likely delay graduation.

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