2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Mar 01, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

English, Technical Communication (B.A.)

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College of Arts and Humanities
Department of English
Trevor Colbourn Hall (TCH) 250A


Interim Department Chair: James Campbell

English (B.A.) - Technical Communication may be completed fully online, although not all elective options or program prerequisites may be offered online. Newly admitted students choosing to complete this program exclusively via UCF online classes may enroll with a reduction in campus-based fees.

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 General Education Program and 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)

Core Requirements: Advanced Level (15 Credit Hours)

Select One: (3 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 the Department of History (Hebrew). 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
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 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


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. 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)

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • Foreign Language Elementary I Credit Hours: 4

Sophomore Year - Fall (16 Credit Hours)

  • LIT 2110 or LIT 2120 Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • Foreign Language Elementary II Credit Hours: 4
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3

Sophomore Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Pre-1865 Literary History Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • CRW 3013, CRW 3053, or ENG 3014 Credit Hours: 3
  • Foreign Language Intermediate I or English Diveristy or Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3

Junior Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)

Junior Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)

Senior Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)

  • ENC 4215 or ENC 4218 Credit Hours: 3
  • Technical Communication Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3

Senior Year - Spring (13 Credit Hours)

  • Technical Communication Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective Credit Hours: 1

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