BABA General Studies Specialization: English

The English (EH) area of specialization will assist students in preparing for diverse careers in law, publishing, advertising, media and business, teaching and advanced degree work. For career information visit the UF Career Connections Center.


In order to declare the English area of specialization, students must first formally declare the English minor. Students are required to have a minimum of five classes totaling 15 hours from any of the 3000-4000 level courses listed below and maintain a minimum 2.0 area of specialization GPA. Be sure to check course prerequisite requirements. Visit the Undergraduate Catalog Courses page to find more details for each course.

  • Any 3000/4000-level AML, CRW, ENC (ENC 3310, 3312, 3250, 3414, 4212, 4260), ENG, ENL, LIT, excluding 4905 courses

The majority of the department’s upper-division courses are variable or rotating topics courses, many of which can be repeated for credit given a change in topic. The only way to discover what the actual course topics will be in a specific semester is to consult the department’s course descriptions, which explain topics and approaches, and generally give some idea of the texts and assignments. These descriptions are usually posted online three-to-four weeks before advance registration so that students have ample time to consult them before registering.

Contact Information

You are always welcome to meet with an advisor in the Heavener School of Business, however, advising specifically related to English is available through the English Department in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. For registration, scheduling, and area-specific questions, please contact:

Dr. John Cech
Associate Chair and Undergraduate Coordinator
Turlington Hall 4364 & 4012-B
(352) 294-2849

Dr. John Murchek
Turlington Hall 4102E
(352) 294-2877

Minor Option

A minor is available in this area of specialization. To complete the minor students must earn 15 credit hours with grades of C or better. You can find out more about the English minor in the Undergraduate Catalog.