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Resources for Majors

Upper Division Studies seeks to provide students with opportunities and resources to make the most of their English degree. Each fall, the Department hosts a Meeting With Majors event to share information about these resources and others on campus.

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 Office of Undergraduate Research 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.

English Honor Society

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

Professional Internship Program

The Department of English professional 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. Lauren Zentz at at least three months before the semester in which you would like to enroll in the internship program.