Bachelor of Arts in English
The student electing to major in English may choose either a Bachelor of Arts degree or a Bachelor of Arts degree with a standard educator license. Both degrees require 12 semester hours of a foreign language. English majors wishing to earn a standard educator’s license must take the prescribed Education courses as a part of the undergraduate degree or pursue the Alternative Route to educator licensure after graduation with a baccalaureate degree. The student must complete the University Core Curriculum and must complete, within the department of English, a total of 36 semester hours of work.
Bachelor of Arts in English Education
The Bachelor of Arts in English Education is for those who wish to become educators in the field of English.
The student must complete, within the English department, a total of 24 semester hours of work including 12 hours of core, ENG 213 and 9 hours of electives from courses at the 300 or 400 level.
Students may choose to combine an English minor with a literature concentration or a writing concentration. Students majoring in English with a literature concentration may choose a writing concentration as a minor. Students majoring in English with a writing concentration may choose a literature concentration as a minor.
Three-Three Law/English Program
After the approval of their academic advisors in consultation with the appropriate department chair, freshman pre-law students with an acceptable ACT or SAT score may elect to enter the Three-Three Program. Ordinarily, a 26 ACT score or 1180 SAT score will qualify a student for the program. Such students are expected to maintain at least a 3.25 GPA in their undergraduate work to remain competitive for early admission to the MC Law School. Students in this program should plan to take the LSAT as soon as possible after their sophomore year, but no later than the fall of their junior year, as an acceptable LSAT score is required for admission to the Mississippi College Law School. Acceptance into the Three-Three Program, however, does not automatically guarantee admission to the MC Law School.