• Majors in English

    Hamline's English department offers three majors:

    Students interested in an English major are encouraged to take at least one required survey course in their first year and to declare a major as sophomores. Declared majors must take a sequence of two gateway courses in critical methods and contemporary theory. Juniors and seniors should take primarily 3000-level courses, at least three of which must be courses in literature and theory.

    The senior seminar is a capstone course in which students study a topic, author, or a period in depth and develop independent research projects. ENG 3020: Literary and Cultural Theory and the senior seminar must be taken at Hamline. ENG 1900 and ENG 3020 must be taken at least one semester before the senior seminar and are strongly recommended before taking other 3000-level courses.

    Note: FYW 1120 is not part of the major but can be counted toward breadth of study.  

  • Law School Early Admission (3-3) Option

    Students seeking to enter law school may pursue this major through the Law School Early Admission (3-3) Program. If interested, meet with the English Department Chair and a Legal Studies faculty member by the end of your first year at Hamline.

    Visit the Law School Early Admission (3-3) Program for more details.