Pathway for English Majors: BA/JD Option

The pathway for English majors allows students to complete all requirements for the core and the major in years 1-3. Following successful admission, students begin their first year of Law School in year four. Consult the Academic Catalog for specific course options and the Law School website for admissions information.

Year 1

Fall
First-Year Writing I       
Seminar for Freshmen         
Math Core Requirement
Social Science Core Requirement

Spring
First-Year Writing II         
Ethical & Philosophical Inquiry Core Requirement
Humanities/History/VPATH Core Requirement (ENG-113, ENG-114, ENG-121, ENG-123, ENG-124)*
Creativity & Innovation Core Requirement

Year 2

Fall
Literary History Survey: ENG-213 or ENG-214 or ENG-217 or ENG-218**
Elective        
STE Core Requirement
CAS-201 and/or ENG-301 (Gateway Seminar)

Spring
Literary History Survey: ENG-213 or ENG-214 or ENG-217 and/or ENG-218**
Social, Cultural, & Global Perspectives Core Requirement***        
STE Core Requirement
CAS-201 and/or ENG-301 (Gateway Seminar)

Year 3

Fall
Literary History Survey: ENG-213 or ENG-214 or ENG-217 and/or ENG-218**
Literature Before 1900 (1 Course)
Diverse Literature (1 Course)
English Major Elective (ENG-104 or above or ENG-300 or above)****

Spring
Literary History Survey: ENG-213 or ENG-214 or ENG-217 and/or ENG-218
Elective (ENG-104 or above or ENG-300 or above)
English Major Elective (ENG-104 or above or ENG-300 or above)

* Although numerous courses satisfy the Humanities/History/VPATH Requirement, select courses double-count as English major electives, allowing for additional free electives.

** English majors must take all four surveys in Literary History (ENG-213, ENG-214, ENG-217, and ENG-218).

*** Based on availability, selected courses may be double-counted to satisfy the Social, Cultural, & Global Perspectives Core Requirement and to fulfill other Core or Major requirements, allowing for additional free electives.

**** Two electives must be at the 300-level or above; one elective can be from any ENG course numbered 104 and above.

Note: The Language requirement may be fulfilled by a competency level of 102 or above and a minimum of one language course in any language other than English. Exemption from the language requirement is granted at the proficiency level of 202 in any qualifying language.

It is recommended that students who have free electives take PHIL-212 (Formal Logic) prior to taking the LSAT.