B.A. in English

St. Mary's University Core 1
SMC 1301Foundations of Civilization3
SMC 1311Foundations of Reflection:Self3
SMC 1312Foundations of Reflection: Nature3
SMC 1313Foundations of Reflection: Others3
SMC 1314Foundations of Reflection: God3
SMC 2301Foundations of Practice: Ethics3
SMC 2302Foundations of Practice: Civic Engagement and Social Action3
SMC 2303Foundations of Practice:Fine Arts and Creative Process3
SMC 2304Foundations of Practice: Literature3
SMC 4301Capstone Seminar: Prospects for Community & Civilization3
School of Humanities and Social Sciences School Specific Core
Select one of the following:
Fundamentals of Oral Communication
Business and Professional Communication
Rhetoric and Composition 23
Rhetoric and Composition
Select one of the following:
Mathematical Logic for the Humanities
Mathematical Topics in the Social Sciences
College Algebra
Finite Mathematics
Business Statistics
Calculus I
Foreign Languages6
Select one of the following options:
6 hours at the sophomore level (2311, 2312) in a Foreign Language previously studied for a minimum of one year
6 hours of introductory level (1311, 1312) in a Foreign Language not previously studied for a minimum of one year
12 hours of CLEP/AP credit
History/Social Science3
Any HS course
Fundamentals of Business Enterprise
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Adjudication of Social Issues
Introductory Macroeconomic Theory
Introductory Microeconomic Theory
Organizational Behavior
American National Government
Texas State & Local Government
Introduction to Global Affairs
General Psychology
Human Factors
Introductory Sociology
Social Issues
Perspectives and Themes in History, Philosophy and/or Theology
Perspectives and Themes in Social Science
Select one of the following:
General Biology for Non-Majors
General Biology for Non-Majors
Food & Nutrition I
Food & Nutrition II
Preparatory Chemistry
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
General Geology
Geology of Earth Resources
Geology of Energy Resources
Intro. Environmental Science
Physics Concepts & Application
Modern Astronomy
General Physics I
General Physics II
Select one of the following:
Advanced Theology TH 33XX/43XX
Perspectives and Themes in History, Philosophy and/or Theology
Fine Arts3
Select one course from AR, DM, or MU
Select any EN 23XX literature course
English Major Courses
EN 3300Advanced Composition3
EN 3350Introduction to the Critical Study of Literature3
EN 5394Research in English and Cultural Studies3
EN 5395Senior English Capstone3
Select one of the following:
Poetry Analysis
Fiction Analysis
Contemporary Literary Criticism
Rhetorical Criticism
Modern Short Story
EN 3383
Masterpieces of Drama
Author and Work
Author and Work
Bible as Literature
Select one of the following:
Linguistics: Grammar as Communication
The History of the English Language
How English Works
Broad American/British Literature3
Select one of the following:
American Romanticism: Origins and Development
American Realism and Naturalism
Southern Experience in Fiction
American Literature Since 1950
Shakespeare Studies I
Shakespeare Studies II
Nineteenth Century British Literature
Nineteenth Century British Novel
Multicultural/World Literature3
Select one of the following:
EN 5303
Classical Literature of the Western World
Multicultural American Literature
Mexican American Literature
Mexican and Other Latin American Literature
Women Authors
U. S. Latino Literature
Catholic Authors
Literature of Peace and War
Topics in International Literature
EN Electives6
Select two non-required advanced English literature courses from:
Advanced English Literature EN 33XX/43XX/53XX
Advanced English Literature EN 33XX/43XX/53XX
Select 10 Elective courses from any discipline30
Proficiency in Information Technology and Information Literacy
For this major, this requirement will be fulfilled by successfully completing EN 3350 and EN 5395.
Total Semester Hours120

All St. Mary's Core SMC 13XX "Reflection" courses must be completed before registering for SMC 23XX "Practice" courses. "Reflection" courses can be taken in any order followed by "Practice" courses in any order.


Grade of “C” or better is required.  International students may be required to take EN1313 to fulfill this requirement.

This is a recommended degree plan subject to changes. Please meet with your adviser on a regular basis. 

First Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 13XX 3SMC 13XX 3
SMC 13XX 3SMC 13XX 3
SMC 13XX 3Literature3
EN 13113Foreign Language3
Foreign Language3Speech3
ND 01010 
 15 15
Second Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 23XX 3SMC 23XX 3
SMC 23XX 3SMC 23XX 3
Fine Arts3History3
Mathematics3EN 33503
EN 33003Language and Criticism3
 15 15
Third Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
Advanced Theology3Science3
Broad American/British Literature3EN 53943
Advanced Literature3Multicultural/World Literature3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
EN 53953SMC 43013
Advanced Literature3Advanced Literature3
 15 15
Total Semester Hours 120