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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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B.A. in English

Degree Overview

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  (9 credit hours)
EN 300 Literary Analysis (3 ch)
EN 323 or
EN 353
American Literature: Survey to 1865 (3 ch)
British Literature: Survey to 1789 (3 ch)
EN 324 or
EN 354
American Literature: Survey 1865 to Present (3 ch)
British Literature: Survey 1789 to Present (3 ch)
Upper Division Requirements  (27 credit hours)
27 upper division semester hours of English courses which must include:
American Literature 3 credit hours
British Literature 3 credit hours
One course on genre* 3 credit hours
One course on theme* 3 credit hours
One course on author* 3 credit hours
One course on period* 3 credit hours
Major Seminar* 3 credit hours
Upper division English electives** 6 credit hours
TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 36 credit 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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