English Major Advising Reference Sheet

English Major Advising Reference Sheet



-          Scheduling tips

-          Options

Math requirement

-          Must take TWO math courses, both with G2 label.  No other restriction.

-          TWO G2 math courses count for “two from one dept” rule for G2 block.

Required Related

-          TWO courses needed; both may count toward G-blocks and minor or options.

Non-Print Media Studies requirement

-          Cover this requirement with one of the English electives.  May not count in G-block.


-          TWO levels needed: 1st before sophomore block; 2nd before graduating.

Advanced Professional Studies requirements

-          3.0 cumulative GPA; TWO G2 Math courses; PRAXIS 1 satisfied; Clearances filed.

Student Teaching



-          Scheduling tips

-          Options

Minor requirement

-          Must take a minor outside of English, unless you choose Print Media Studies

Print Media Studies minor and Journalism option

-          Recommend to work for Snapper freshmen and sophomore year.

-          Option is good for BSEs interested in advising middle/high school papers.


-          Highly recommended for all BAs

Study Abroad


-          ENGL 491 recommended for BAs interested in graduate school and writing studies.

-          Needs approval from faculty advisor, Chair, and Dean.

Double Counting

-          Minors:  Courses in Gen Ed blocks, one course from major, except for Print Media Studies Minors who cannot count any major courses in minor.

-          Options: Courses from anywhere else in the major or Gen Ed curriculum.

-          Gen Ed: “D” & “W” courses count anywhere.

-          Required Relateds for BSEs: Courses in Gen Ed blocks



-          Must take placement to get a math class.

Foreign Languages

-          Must take placement to take a language course at 200 level or higher


-          Before 15 credits have been earned, students may take a general equivalency tests for 6 credits: ENGL 110 & 1xx (G1), and subject area equivalency for ENGL 230, 234, 236.

Gen Ed

Open Electives

-          Any G-Block course may count

-          Students who do not take UNIV 103 seminars may take one elective instead

G2 block rules

-          “Foundations” Math course does not count in G2 block.

-          TWO courses in “natural sciences” & TWO from 1 department.



-          Register for GRAD 999 placeholder course Fall or Spring term in which you plan to graduate.

-          Submit graduation application by published deadline.


-          May be used for any major requirement in consultation with Chair

-          ENGL 230 can be used as an elective

-          Due semester before graduation

Transferring Credits

Rules for graduating

-          At least 30 credits must be done at MU, and 50% of major, excluding student teaching.

-          Transfer credits do not count toward GPA, except for determining honors.

Equivalency Directory

Getting Help on Campus

-          Math tutoring

-          Tutoring Center (all subjects)

-          Writing Center

-          Counseling Center

Social Involvements

-          English Club

-          Film Club

-          Student Affairs Organizations