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English Departmental Honors

Departmental Honors within the English Major

Departmental Honors is available for any ENG major regardless of participation in the University Honors Program or other qualification for University Honors. Graduates who achieve Departmental Honors are awarded this distinction on their final University transcripts upon graduation. They are also honored at our Spring Awards Day.

ENG majors who meet the following requirements will be awarded Departmental Honors:

  • Current ENG major with all pre-major and major requirements successfully fulfilled;
  • At least 8 courses for the ENG major taken at UK (i.e., not transfer credits or course equivalencies);
  • Completion of ENG 495 Major Honors Seminar with a grade of at least B;
  • Major GPA of 3.75 and above.

ENG 495 “Major Honors Seminar” is open to ENG majors who have fulfilled the pre-major requirements, ENG 330 “Text and Context,” and who have a GPA of 3.5 or above. All qualifying ENG majors are encouraged to enroll in a Major Honors Seminar in the Fall or Spring of their junior year, or in the Fall of their senior year, in order to qualify for graduating with Departmental Honors in the Spring of their senior year.

For further information or questions, please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies of the English Department.