Undergraduate Program

Major & Minor Requirements

The English Major

The Department of English offers a bachelor of arts (BA) degree in English literature. Degree requirements include courses in not only literature but also theory, writing, or linguistics.

You can enroll in the English major by declaring the major online under the “Student” tab in myBama.

Learn more about required courses and UA’s general education requirements in the UA Undergraduate Catalog.

Honors in English

Any English major with a strong aptitude for and interest in English can apply for admission to the honors program. Learn more about Honors in English on our Honors page.


The Department of English offers three minors:

There are also three interdisciplinary minors that require not only English courses but also electives chosen from other departments, such as Modern Languages and Classics, Religious Studies, Anthropology, and Communicative Disorders:

Visit the UA Undergraduate Catalog for information about all our minor programs, including course requirements.