The English major may choose an emphasis in one of the following:
- elementary school teaching, leading to licensure
- secondary school teaching, leading to licensure.
The English minor may choose an emphasis in one of the following:
- language and linguistics: language
- language and linguistics: linguistics
- cinema studies.
The Department of English assesses the major in designated capstone courses. Portfolios of papers assigned through these courses will be read by several members of the faculty. Capstone courses should not be taken until the student's final year of study. Because a capstone course may not be offered every semester, students should discuss scheduling with Department of English advisers. Further information is available in the Department of English.