2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Aug 18, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

English, Technical Communication (B.A.)

College of Arts and Humanities
Department of English, Colbourn Hall, Room: 405

Email: english@ucf.edu

Dr. Trey Philpotts
Phone: 407-823-5596

Admission Requirements

  • None

Degree Requirements

  • Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog.
  • Students must earn at least a “C” (2.0) in each required course.
  • Co-op or internship credit cannot be used in this major.
  • Students should consult with a departmental advisor.
  • Departmental Residency Requirement consists of at least 15 semester hours of regularly scheduled 3000-4000 level courses taken from the UCF English Department.
  • Courses designated in 1 (General Education Program) and 2 (Common Program Prerequisites) are usually completed in the first 60 hours.

General Education Program (GEP) (36 Credit Hours)

Communication Foundations (9 Credit Hours)

Cultural & Historical Foundations (9 Credit Hours)

Mathematical Foundations (6 Credit Hours)

Math: (3 Credit Hours)

You may substitute a higher level math with appropriate scores on the Math Placement Test ~ https://www.sdes.ucf.edu/placement-tests/

Statistics - Computers: (3 Credit Hours)

Social Foundations (6 Credit Hours)

Science Foundations (6 Credit Hours)

Common Program Prerequisites (CPP)

See “Common Prerequisites ” in the Transfer and Transitions Services section for more information.

Core Requirements: Basic Level (6 Credit Hours)

Literary History Requirement (9 Credit Hours)

  • Choose three courses from these two groupings

Restricted Electives (6 Credit Hours)

  • A list of approved restricted elective courses is found in the myKnight audit

Capstone Requirements

  • None


Select primarily from upper level courses after meeting with a departmental advisor. Courses may be outside the department. Please note that no more than 6 of the following courses may be taken:

Foreign Language Requirements


  • Met by graduation requirement


  • Proficiency equivalent to three semesters of college instruction in a foreign language taught by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures or Judaic Studies. Standardized examinations for foreign languages may be used to meet the requirement. With departmental approval, a cultural/multicultural or related course offered by the Department of English may be used to satisfy one semester of the Graduation requirement.

Additional Requirements

  • The English Department offers multiple opportunities to complete the signature experience requirement. Please consult the Undergraduate Advisor for a full listing.

Required Minors

  • None

Departmental Exit Requirements

  • Maintain and achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all courses used towards the major.

University Minimum Exit Requirements

  • A 2.0 UCF GPA
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
  • 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
  • A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
  • Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit.

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 120

Additional Information

Honors In Major (9 Credit Hours)

  • Application and admission through the English Honors Committee and the Honors College.
  • Fulfill University requirements for Honors in the Major.
  • Grade of “B” (3.0) or better in an English graduate or undergraduate level course or in a graduate or undergraduate level course outside the major that relates to thesis with approval (3 hours), Directed Readings (3 hours), and Thesis hours (3 hours).
  • Successful completion and oral defense of Honors thesis.

Related Programs


  • None

Related Minors

Advising Notes

  • None

Transfer Notes

  • Lower division courses do not substitute for upper division courses.
  • Courses transferred from private and out-of-state schools must be evaluated for equivalency credit. The student must provide all supporting information.

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses

  • ENC 1101  & ENC 1102 : may use any two lower level courses, taught in the English Department, and each having a 6,000 word requirement. However, ENC 1101  & ENC 1102  are prerequisites for all subsequent English courses and will need to be taken for the major.

Program Academic Learning Compacts

Plan of Study

  • One of the numerous possible plans of study. See program description for all requirements. Consult a departmental advisor for alternate, new or more appropriate selections.

Freshman Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)

Freshman Year - Spring (16 Credit Hours)

Sophomore Year - Fall (16 Credit Hours)

Sophomore Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)

Junior Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)

Junior Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)

Senior Year - Fall (12 Credit Hours)

Senior Year - Spring (13 Credit Hours)

  • ENC 4414 - Writing and Hypertext Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 1