The B.A. in English consists of 36 credits, or, generally
speaking, 12 courses. To declare an English major, simply go to St.
John Hall, Rm. 145 to obtain a form. For application materials for
undergraduate admission to the university, click here.
General Surveys (6 credits, or 2
- ENG 1100C: Literature in a Global Context
- One of the following:
- ENG 2060: American Literature
- EN 2210: British Literature
Foundational Courses (6 credits, or 2
- ENG 2200: Introduction to English Studies
- ENG 2300: Introduction to Literary Theory
Divisional Studies (12 credits, or 4
Students must take one course from each of the following
- Div 1: Medieval and Renaissance Literature
- Div 2: 18th and 19th Century British Literature
- Div 3: American Literature to 1900
- Div 4: 20th Century British and American Literature
In the college bulletin, the second numeral of a 3000-level St.
John's College English course indicates the division number the
course satisfies. For example, the 2 in ENG 3240 would
satisfy the "Div. 2" requirement.
Senior Seminar (3 credits, 1
- Students must take one seminar, ranging in number from EN
Electives (9 credits, or 3
To complete the major, students may choose from any English
course above the 2000 level. Students may count ENG 2100:
Literature and Culture only once toward the major if they have
taken more than one section of the class.
Majors need to be aware that English courses offered by the College
of Profesional Studies (CPS) do not count toward a St. John's
College English major. Students should choose their English
electives from the menu of courses published each semester by the
St. John's College English department, either advertised on the
department webpage or distributed on department fliers.
All St. John's College B.A. students also take 48 credits
of University Core requirements.
View more information about these requirements within the
This degree also utilizes the St. John's College Core Curriculum
for satisfying 12 additional credits of the degree. The 12 credits
must come from one Art or Music course, and three courses from
within three different fields outside of a student's major area of
Transfer students may negotiate the transfer of credit with the
College Deans in Rm. 145.
30 credits, chosen from the courses offered through any
of the undergraduate units of St. John's University. Students may
also choose to fulfill the requirements for any of the minors
offered throughout the university.