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Dual Degree Option

Dual Degree Program in English and Communication

This program offers a B.A. in English and Communication in an accelerated undergraduate program in the Undergraduate College and a master’s in Publishing, or a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing through Rosemont’s Schools of Graduate and Professional Studies.

To be admitted to the Dual Degree Program, students must have a minimum SAT score in Math and Critical Reading of 1150, and a high school GPA of 3.250. All students are reviewed for progress with regard to required courses and college GPA in their sophomore year. In addition, students wishing to pursue the M.F.A. degree must submit a writing sample for review.

In general, students will complete approximately 109 credits in the Undergraduate College and 36 credits in the Schools of Graduate and Professional Studies. Undergraduate credits may vary depending on whether 3 credit or 4 credit general education and elective classes are chosen. Twelve credits from the M.A. or M.F.A. programs will count towards a student’s baccalaureate degree. The B.A. in English is awarded in the fall semester of a student’s fourth year at Rosemont. The M.F.A. program is completed in the summer of the student’s fourth year.

The B.A. and M.A or M.F.A. program requires 144 credits.

General Education 57 to 58 credits

Students may apply 6 credits of required courses in the English Literature major towards General Education. All General Education Requirements must be completed by the spring semester of the student’s sophomore year at Rosemont.

Required courses in English 18 credits
ENG-0205 Survey of British Literature -- 1798 to 1920 3 credits

ENG-0223 Major American Writers 1890 to 1940 3 credits

ENG-0359 Modern American Literature
3 credits
ENG-0302 Shakespeare 3 credits
ENG-0370 Critical Approaches to Literature and Culture 3 credits
ENG-0412 Seminar: Special Topics in Literature 3 credits

Two English electives, at least one at the 300 level 6 credits
Required Courses In Communication 18 credits
COM-0160 Public Speaking 3 credits
COM-0263 Writing for the Media 3 credits
COM-0230 Advertising Copywriting 3 credits
COM-0250 Introduction to Journalism 3 credits

COM-0255 Magazine Writing 3 credits

Two Communication electives 6 credits
Introduction to Mass Media
3 credits
Courses that can be taken either in English or in Communication 6 credits
ENG-0490 Senior Seminar 3 credits

COM-0480 Senior Seminar 3 credits
ENG-0420 Internship 3 credits

COM-0495 Internship 3 credits

Undergraduate Electives

Electives can also be used to take other undergraduate Communication or English classes, but cannot be limited to only these areas. Students in the Dual Degree Program have approximately 20 credits they can use to choose undergraduate elective courses. All undergraduate elective credits must be completed by fall of a student’s fourth year at Rosemont.

Required Graduate Courses

Students begin taking graduate level courses in the fall semester of their junior year at Rosemont College. Students are limited to one graduate course a semester in their junior year. Students may take up to 12 graduate credits in subsequent semesters. All graduate level classes are chosen based on the individual track a student wishes to pursue with a graduate mentor.

Fall Semester, Junior Year
One graduate-level course 3 credits
Spring Semester, Junior Year
One graduate-level course 3 credits
Summer Session
Two graduate-level courses 6 credits
Fall Semester, Fourth Year
Two graduate-level courses 6 credits
Spring Semester, Fourth Year
Four graduate-level courses 12 credits
Summer Session
Two graduate-level courses 6 credits