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2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Catalog [FINAL EDITION]

English, BA

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Pre-Law Option for the English Major

English is a traditional major for pre-law students. English students considering the study of law may pursue the legal studies and analysis minor offered by the College of Arts and Sciences. Students seeking further information on this program and on preparation for law school should contact pre-law advisor Professor Suzanne Mannus.

3 + 3 Widener Law Option for the English Major

In addition to the pre-law option, students with a high level of academic potential interested in majoring in English with law school as their ultimate goal may be eligible for the “3 + 3” program with a Widener law school. See Professor Janine Utell, department chair, for details.

Accelerated Bachelor’s + Master’s in 5 Years (Rosemont College)

Gain an edge on your career by receiving your bachelor’s and master’s degree in only five years. Through a unique partnership with Rosemont College, English and creative writing majors can get a jump start on their graduate degree in the fields of creative writing or publishing.

To participate, you can apply for admission to Rosemont after you have completed your sophomore year at Widener. Students with a 3.0 GPA are guaranteed an interview for admission. If accepted, you will then take graduate courses at Rosemont during your junior and senior year at no additional cost.

Students who are admitted to the accelerated program and meet the academic requirements will receive a tuition discount on the graduate tuition while completing master’s degree coursework at Rosemont.

For more details, please contact Professor Janine Utell at



General Education Requirements (47 Credits)

Humanities (12 Credits)

  • HIST/AH/MUS 3 Credit(s)
  • AH/MUS/PHIL/ENGL 115+–130+ 6 Credit(s)
  • 300-level humanities 3 Credit(s)

Social Science (12 Credits)

  • Social science courses must be in at least two different areas. One must be 200-level or above 12 Credit(s)

Science (13 Credits)

  • At least one science courses must include a lab. Take MATH 113 + if did not pass math proficiency test 13 Credit(s)

English Requirements (36 Credits)

Additional Requirements (6 Credits)

  • 300-level humanities electives 6 Credit(s)

Electives (33 Credits)

  • Electives 33 Credit(s)

Total Credits: 122

Note: Four WE courses and one QR course required.

The program of study that appears here applies to students who were admitted for the summer session of this catalog year and later.  Students admitted prior to that term should select the appropriate catalog year of their admission.  Choose previous catalogs from the Home, Graduate, or Undergraduate Catalog Page at


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