36 Credit Hours


The total program length is 36 credits. Students typically complete the program over the course of two years.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate mastery of disciplinary knowledge by describing, interpreting, and evaluating major pieces of literature within their historical and cultural contexts;
  • Demonstrate mastery of the English language and writing, its evolution and development in a historical and cultural context, theories about emerging forms of writing and expression, and its contemporary practices, including as applicable, pedagogy;
  • Demonstrate mastery of critical theories and practices in the discipline;
  • Conduct research employing techniques, methodologies, and skills applicable to the discipline and produce work product that synthesizes research;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of ethical practices, diversity, and the importance of lifelong learning in the discipline.

Admissions Requirements

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended schools
  • Completed application with Carolina University

Graduation Requirements

In order to become a candidate for graduation a student:

  1. Shall have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours at CU;
  2. Shall have maintained a minimum academic average of C (higher for some programs);
  3. Shall have passed all courses in his/her curriculum and made a C or better in key courses designated as essential in each program;
  4. Shall have completed at least 24 of the final 30 hours with Carolina University.


Required Courses

Elective Options