The English Major: Concentration in Literature

The English major with a Concentration in Literature at UAB is multifaceted. Students will find that the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills developed in this course of study will help them to pursue careers in virtually any field. Employers know that an English major is someone who can write and think logically and critically and who is thus a desirable candidate for managerial and professional positions. Students graduating from UAB with a major in English have gone on to achieve advanced degrees from graduate and professional schools. They work in fields as diverse as book and magazine publishing, web publishing, teaching, law, medicine, library science, banking, and retail management.

Students pursuing the concentration in Literature must complete 42 hours of eligible EH courses at the 200-, 300-, and 400-level. For further information about degree requirements and eligible courses, consult the online UAB Course Catalog.

If You Have Questions

  • Academic Advisors for the College of Arts and Sciences can guide you toward your degree in English; their offices are located in HUC 318, and their phone number is (205) 975-0097.
  • For course offerings, check the online class schedules.
  • For other questions, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Director of Undergraduate Studies, UAB Department of English, Humanities Building 207-G, (205) 934-8570.

While every effort is made to keep information on the Department of English web site as accurate and up-to-date as possible, students are responsible for verifying course requirements and program status by seeing the appropriate university advisor(s) and program director(s).