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    Mississippi College
  Jul 02, 2022
UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 2015-16 [Archived Catalog]

English, Literature Concentration, B.A.

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University Core - Science (7 hours)

Seven hours of science hours are required, including one 4-hour lab course.  Students are encouraged to choose from one of the following lab courses below:

University Core - Mathematics (3 hours)

MAT 101 or higher is required.

University Core - Physical Education (3 hours)

Three hours are required.  Recommended courses are listed below:

University Core for BA and English Majors - Modern Languages (12 hours)

Twelve hours are usually required.  Students must complete the intermediate or sophomore-level courses in their chosen language.  Students with one high school unit may enter course 102 of the same language and thereby waive 3 hours of this requirement; those with two high school units may enter course 201, waiving 6 hours.

University Core - Chapel

Students at Mississippi College are required to complete chapel requirements based on the student classification at the time of enrollment as detailed below:

Freshman (0-23 semester hours) 4 semesters
Sophomore (24-53 semester hours) 3 semesters
Junior (54-83 semester hours) 2 semesters
Senior (84 or more semester hours) 1 semester

Students classified as ADP (Accelerated Degree Program) and students enrolled  in online degree programs are exempt from chapel requirements.


The student must complete the University Core Curriculum and must complete within the Department of English a total of 27 hours of work in addition to the core English courses. A Communication course is also required. The requirements for the English major with Literature Concentration are as follows:

1. Fifteen semester hours beyond the core literature requirements to be composed of:

2. Six semester hours to be composed of two of the following three areas:

3. Six semester hours of electives from courses in the department at the 300-or 400-level.

4. Choose one of the following Communication courses (3 hours)


A typical minor consists of 18 semester hours; however, some department minors may vary in terms of required semester hours.  The minor should be selected in consultation with the student’s advisor.


Sufficient elective hours must be taken to meet the minimum hour requirement for graduation in this program.  Electives should be chosen in consultation with advisor.


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