A You will need to come to the English Advising Office to meet with one of the Department advisors who will complete the major or minor slip which will then be signed both by you and by the advisor. We will also go over your transcript to see what you have already taken and explain what you still need to do to complete the major or minor.
A No. The one exception is that you can major in English and minor in World Literature.
A We offer four English majors – Arts & Sciences (literature & language), Creative Writing, Practical Writing, and Secondary Education. There are five minors available -- Arts & Sciences (literature & language), Practical Writing, Secondary Education, Writing Emphasis (Creative Writing), and World Literature.
A All students must have at least a major and a minor, or a double major in order to graduate from WMU.
A Please take a look at Minors to Complement an English Major.
A Prerequisites are classes that you must take before you are allowed to take another class. They are prerequisites because they prepare you for the more advanced course and therefore must be taken first.
A You must major in Secondary Education English but you must also enroll in the SED Curriculum through the College of Education. Please meet with an advisor from Education to learn what you need to do to complete the requirements for the Secondary Education program.
A You can sign an agreement in any college advising office.
A Yes. English majors and minors at Western have a very active chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the English international honor society.
A You will need to get an updated major and minor slip from the department advisor in each department. You take those slips to your college advising office where they will do a preliminary audit, and help you complete an application for graduation form. You then take this form, along with copies of your major and minor slips, to the Registrar’s Office in the Siebert Administration Building.