Resources for Majors

Honors Society

Sigma Tau Delta

The English Department is home to the Epsilon Phi chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the English honors society.

Honors in English

Students wishing to complete work on a senior honors thesis, and thus to graduate with "honors in English", should begin to arrange their honors project through the UH Honors College at (713) 743-9010 in the fall semester of their junior year.

Honors Day

The Department hosts an Honors Day each spring to celebrate the accomplishments of our students.

Professional Internships

The Department of English internship program is designed to give students practical experience that will be helpful in setting career goals and in securing positions after graduation. The program places students in a variety of businesses and non-profit organizations. Internships are unpaid and consist of at least 70 work hours during the academic semester.  Upon successful completion of all work and course requirements, students receive 3 hours credit (ENGL 4390) that can be applied as English elective hours. Credit for ENGL 4390 is on an S/U basis and does not contribute to your GPA. To qualify for the internship program, you must:

  • be an English major with junior or senior standing
  • have a GPA of at least 3.25 in English
  • have completed at least 9 hours of upper division English courses (with at least 6 hours on this campus)

If you meet those requirements and are interested in pursuing an internship, please contact Dr. Natalie Houston at at least three months before the semester in which you would like to enroll in the internship program.


Teaching Certification

Students who wish to teach English in secondary schools may be certified in English / Language Arts Composite. Certification is comprised of a bachelor's degree and a sequence of professional development coursework. The deadline for applications to the College of Education is October 1 (for Spring admission) and March 1 (for Fall admission). Please contact the English Undergraduate Advisor for more information.