B.A. English

Students in the program enter law school after completing their third year of undergraduate study. Students' first year of law school will complete the final 30 hours of the undergraduate program. Listed are the requirements for the Nelson Wolff Early Law Admission with a B.A. in English

St. Mary’s University Core 1
SMC 1301Foundations of Civilization3
SMC 1311Foundations of Reflection:Self (F)3
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 Process (Formerly FA 1101, FA 1102, FA 1103)3
SMC 2304Foundations of Practice: Literature3
SMC 4301Capstone Seminar: Prospects for Community & Civilization3
School of Humanities and Social Sciences School Specific Core
Speech3
Fundamentals of Oral Communication
Business and Professional Communication
Argumentation and Debate
Select one of the following:
Rhetoric & Composition 23
Rhetoric and Composition
Rhetoric and Composition for International Students
Mathematics3
Select one of the following:
Mathematical Logic for the Humanities
Mathematical Topics in the Social Sciences
College Algebra
Finite Mathematics
Calculus for Business
Precalculus
Calculus I
Foreign Languages6
Select one of the following:
6 hours at the sophomore level (2311, 2312) in a Fore ign Language previously studied for a minimum of one year
6 hours of introductory level (1311, 1312) in a Foreign Language not previously studied
12 hours of CLEP/AP credit
History/Social Science3
Any HS courses
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
Science3
Select one of the following:
General Biology for Non-Majors
General Biology for Non-Majors
Food & Nutrition I
Food & Nutrition II
Preparatory Chemistry
Chem Concepts & Applications
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
Theology3
Select one of the following:
Advanced Theology TH 33XX/43XX
Perspectives and Themes in Social Science
Fine Arts3
Select one course from AR, DM, MU
Literature3
Select any EN 23XX literature course
English Major Courses
EN 3300Advanced Composition3
EN 3350Introduction to the Critical Study of Literature3
EN 5395Senior English Capstone3
Select one of the following in Language and Criticism3
Poetry Analysis
Fiction Analysis
Contemporary Literary Criticism
Modern Short Story
EN 3383
Masterpieces of Drama
Author and Work
Author and Work
Bible as Literature
Select one of the following in Broad American/British Literature3
American Romanticism: Origins and Development
EN 4390
EN 4391
EN 4392
EN 4393
EN 4394
EN 4395
EN 4396
EN 4397
Select one of the following in Multicultural/World Lit:3
EN 5300
EN 5301
EN 5302
EN 5303
Classical Literature of the Western World
Multicultural 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 5349
English Electives EN 33XX/43XX/53XX3
English Electives EN 33XX/43XX/53XX3
English Electives EN 33XX/43XX/53XX3
English Electives EN 33XX/43XX/53XX3
Law Courses
LW 6201Legal Research & Writing I2
LW 6280Property II2
LW 6275Torts II2
LW 6311Property I3
LW 6341Criminal Law3
LW 6375Torts I3
LW 6440Constitutional Law4
LW 6477Federal Civil Procedure I4
LW 6601Legal Research & Writing II2
LW 6641Contracts II2
LW 6741Contracts I3
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
1

All St. Mary’s Core SMC 13XX "Reflection" courses must be completed before registering for SMC 23XX "Practice" courses.

2

Grade of “C” or better is required.  International students may be required to take EN 1313 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 13XX3SMC 13XX3
SMC 13XX3SMC 13XX3
SMC 13XX3SMC 23043
EN 13113Foreign Language3
Foreign Language3Speech3
ND 01010 
 15 15
Second Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 23XX3SMC 23XX3
Literature3SMC 23XX3
Fine Arts3History/Social Science3
Mathematics3EN 33503
EN 33003Language and Criticism Course 3
 15 15
Third Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 43013Science3
Advanced Theology3EN 53953
Broad American/British Literature3Multicultural/International Literature3
English Elective3English Elective3
English Elective3English Elective3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
LW 63113LW 62802
LW 64774LW 66412
LW 67413LW 62752
LW 63753LW 64404
LW 62012LW 63413
 LW 66012
 15 15
Total Semester Hours 120