Studying English at Regis

The English program at Regis College provides a values-centered education in the history, practice, theory, and criticism of English literature. Our programs engage the intellects, imaginations, and passions of our students while cultivating critical skills in analysis, contextualization, evaluation, and expression.
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The English major offers a broad and balanced approach to the discipline emphasizing genres, periods, major authors, central themes, and emerging trends. Focusing not only on primary texts, but on essential cultural, historical, and theoretical contexts as well, our courses help students to develop crucial skills of critical reading, thoughtful inquiry, and effective communication that will transfer to a wide spectrum of professional careers.

Each student in the major works closely with a faculty advisor to develop a plan of study compatible with the individual’s academic and occupational goals.

Program Requirements

Regis College students must complete the Core Studies requirements in addition to their major requirements. Core Studies consists of:

  • Core Foundation: 6 credits, or two courses taken over the fall and spring of freshmen year
  • Distributive Core: 40-46 credits that represent a variety of offerings in disciplines that provide the underpinning of a solid liberal education
  • Integrative Core: 12 credits, or four upper division courses taken in the junior and senior year

More information about Regis College Core Studies can be found here

Listed below are the degree requirements for completion of the B.A. in English. Please note that recent course requirement updates might not be listed and you should contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

Each English major works closely with a departmental advisor to develop a plan of study compatible with the individual's goals for graduate or professional school and employment.

Lower Division Requirements  (4 semester hours)
EN 300 Literary Analysis (3 sh)
EN 301 Digital Writing Lab (1 sh)
Survey Courses (12 semester hours)
EN 323 American Literature: Survey to 1865 (3 sh)
EN 324 American Literature: Survey 1865 to Present (3 sh)
EN 353  British Literature Survey to 1789 (3 sh)
EN 354  British Literature Survey 1789 to Present (3 sh) 
Upper Division Requirements  (22 semester hours)
21 upper division semester hours of English courses, which must include:
Writing course (poetry, fiction, rhetoric) 3 semester hours
One course on major author* 3 semester hours
EN 454 Linguistic Approaches to Literature
or
EN 466 Literary Theory 3 semester hours
Upper division English electives 12 semester hours
Capstone Course 1 semester hour
TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 38 semester hours

*Classification of courses according to genre, theme, author, period and majors seminar is detailed on the major advising sheet available in the English Department.

**Selected with the approval of the major advisor.

How to Apply

Take the next step to receiving a values-based education at Regis by visiting our admissions page to learn more about application deadlines, checklists, and applying college credit (AP, IB) to your degree.

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