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English, BA

Program Overview

Whether you choose to make English your principal area of study or your secondary focus, the USF English Department offers you three distinct concentrations within both our major and minor coursework.


Honors Track

Honors students draw upon courses in major concentrations and complete an additional 12 units, or 3 courses, beyond the requirements of the major. In addition, students write an Honors Thesis incorporating both creative and critical components.

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Senior Seminar Project (Majors Only)

Whether you concentrate in either literature or writing, USF’s English major culminates in a senior seminar project that you’ll complete during your final semester. Each of our graduating students produces a major written work, and presents the work publicly at a year-end symposium. These capstone projects, much like the majors themselves, prepare students for success in a variety of careers and graduate programs.