The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences offers students a traditional liberal education to meet the needs of the 21st century, allowing them to compete for a variety of careers in an increasingly complex and evolving world.

The English Degree


English majors choose courses ranging from medieval and Renaissance literature to modern and postmodern literature, including courses on fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction. Majors may also take courses in rhetoric and composition, language and linguistics, literary criticism, and creative writing. A cornerstone course, English as a Field of Study, introduces students to career possibilities and to the English faculty.

In addition, an academic advisor assists students in planning their course schedules, graduation dates, and careers. The link below contains a list of the specific course requirements for an English degree once you have completed the AUM Core Curriculum.
English Program of Study

To see a full list of courses required for the English degree, click on the link below.
English Advising Sheet

Students are strongly encouraged to see their advisor every semester to ensure that they make informed choices that will keep them on the path to graduation and to discuss career options. English majors with fewer than 45 semester hours are advised in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Advising Center. English majors with more than 45 semester hours are advised by Dr. Eric Sterling (, 334-244-3760).