MATH 1301 OR 1302
ENGL 1200 (Rather than UNIV)
Writing & Digital Authoring
Rhetoric & Theory
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS
Beginning the Journey
Trailblazing the Path
Be Bold. Be Ambitious. Set Yourself Apart.
Learn about tutoring through the English Writing Center.
Earn a spot on the Dean’s List by maintaining a GPA of 3.75 or better.
Apply to the UTA Honors College.
Ensure that you are on the Department of English email list so you get updates about all English events.
Attend the English Celebration of Majors and English Open House events.
Attend Second Friday lunch mixers in the English conference floor, located on the second floor
of Carlisle Hall.
Learn more about Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honors Society.
*You can ask your freshman advisor about what these requirements are
Consider an English study abroad program
Take your required language classes
Learn from an internationally known speaker at the Maverick Speaker Series
Over the summer, attend Arlington’s International Folk Art Market
Choose a minor, such as technical writing or creative writing, to complement your English degree. To discuss various options and their career potential, email the English advisors and/or reach out to the Lockheed Martin Career Development Center.
Complete the English foundations courses, ENGL 3333, 3350, and 3384. The schedule of course offerings can be found in MyMav.
Diversify your marketable skills by choosing a broad range of upper-level English electives. Options could include technical writing, editing, and creative writing. For more on job placement, contact Dr. Timothy Ponce.
Join Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honors Society
Apply to be a Peer Academic Leader for the Student Success class
Apply to be an R.A.
Run for office in a student organization
Join student government
Complete ENGL 1301 and 1302 to secure your command of argumentative writing. More information can be obtained by contacting Dr. Justin Lerberg.
Participate in one of the English-specific Student Success courses: ENGL 1200 (for first-year students) or UNIV 1131 (for transfer students).
Take the first two language courses in the Department of Modern Languages, or secure credit through examination.
Sign up for your first 2000-level literature course. You can find out about available topics by emailing the
Hear faculty share their work at an interdisciplinary research center like the Center for Theory, Center for African American Studies, or the Center for Mexican American Studies
Attend a lecture at the Maverick Speaker Series; past speakers include Terry Crews, Samantha Power,
and Bob Woodward.
Join English Department faculty for our annual Hermanns Speaker Series.
Submit a creative work to The Broken Mirror.
Participate in a Lost Arts Collaborative event or join the Big Summer Reading Group.
Participate in an English study abroad course.
Apply to be a tutor at the English Writing Center.
Apply to work at The Shorthorn.
Present your research at the CoLA Spotlight.
Take a Service Learning course, such as Dr. Desirée Henderson’s ENGL 4333 Life Writing or Dr. Timothy Ponce’s ENGL 3379 Grant and Proposal Writing.
Consider participating in the “Test Drive” program, which allows you to attend a class meeting for one of several graduate courses in the College of Liberal Arts.
Take a Service Learning course, such as Dr. Desirée Henderson’s ENGL 4333 Life Writing or Dr. Timothy Ponce’s ENGL 3379 Grant Writing
Hear faculty share research at the Center
Volunteer through your sorority or fraternity
Join a campus organization
Hear a visiting writer read from their work
Attend the Hermanns Lecture Series
Participate in a Lost Arts Collaborative Activity
Participate in the Big Summer Reading group
See screenings of women-produced films at Lunafest
Visit the Lockheed Martin Career Center
Work at the Writing Center
Join the Shorthorn staff
Join the Write Club
Apply for an internship
Submit a story to Broken Mirror
Check out grad school with COLA’s Test Drive
Begin student teaching
Apply to the Honors College
Apply the McNair Scholars program
Share your research at the CoLA Spotlight
Make an appointment with the English advisors to ensure that you are on track to graduate.
Apply to graduate.
Take the Senior Seminar (ENGL 4399) and consider participating in the English Internship course
Talk with Dr. Neill Matheson or Dr. Kathryn Warren about the value of attending graduate school.
Visit the Lockheed Martin Career Development Center and Dr. Timothy Ponce for help with resumes, cover letters, and interview skills.
Join the English Employment Team in Microsoft Teams.
Participate in the fall and spring career fairs.
Explore workforce skill development through on and off-campus activities; engage with the UTA Lockheed Martin Career Development Center.
Meet with a career consultant.
Network with employers.
Discover internships and co-ops.
Apply for on-campus employment.
Join Handshake, our career services platform.
Participate in career development programs.
If you want the teacher certification at the time of graduation, you need to do student teaching. This is included in the degree plan/ hours—it is not something extra that you have to do on top of the 120 hours.
Ability to Incorporate Critical Feedback into Multiple Iterations of a Project
Ability to Read Analytically and for Styles/Ideas
Understanding of Diverse Viewpoints
Comprehensive Editing (Going Beyond the Copy to Design, Audience Considerations, Marketing Savvy, etc.)
Creative Writing Skills and Processes that Produce Engaging and Attention-Grabbing Texts, Podcasts, and Visual Stories
High Proficiency in Reading, Writing, and Speaking
Excellent Interpersonal Communication
Problem Solving Skills that Combine Data and Social/ Emotional Concerns for Optimum Effectiveness
Project Management: Working with Small and Large Teams Using Task Delegation
Skill in Research, Including Archives, Government Documents, and Antique Records (100+ Years Old)
Understanding of Diverse Viewpoints
Small Business Owner
*Career options that require more education,
certifications, expertise, etc.
What career options do I have with this major?
Communication: Develop and articulate ideas clearly and effectively across all mediums, including but not limited to written, oral, and digital communication.
Critical Thinking: Analyze issues, make decisions, and overcome problems by using sound reasoning before forming a strategy, decision, or opinion.
Ingenuity: Synthesize existing ideas and concepts in innovative and creative ways to develop new ways of thinking or working and engage in divert thinking and risk-taking.
Visit uta.edu/student-success/major_maps for the latest version of this major map.