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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Writing and Linguistics, B.A.

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Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum  for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

General Requirements (Core Areas A - E) Credit Hours: 42

Additional Requirements Credit Hours: 4

Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major Credit Hours: 18

Foreign Language - through 2002 or its equivalent

Major Requirements

Students must take a minimum of 30 upper-division hours in the major

Upper Division Requirements Credit Hours: 15-21

Select 12-15 Credit Hours from the Following Upper-Division Courses in The Major as Approved by Advisor:

Minor - Required Credit Hours: 15

  • Select 15 credit hours of Minor at least 9 credit hours of which must be at the 3000-level or above

Elective Credit Hours: 15

  • Select 15 credit hours of Electives (advisor approved)

Total Credit Hours: 124

1 Denotes option available only to students on the Armstrong campus.

Program Admission Criteria

Students must have an institutional GPA of 2.0 or higher to become a major in Writing and Linguistics.

Other Program Requirements

Writing majors must earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses in the major.

Student Portfolio Requirements: In the semester of graduation, students must submit a portfolio of their work by the end of Week 10 in fall or spring, or by Week 3 in summer. Requirements for the portfolio are posted on the department’s website and in the main department office.

Honors in Writing

To graduate with Honors in Writing, a student must:

  • be admitted to the Honors College;
  • successfully complete at least three credit hours of Honors Research Seminar (HONS 4610 ) over three semesters;
  • successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone Project;
  • be in good standing in the Honors College at the time of graduation.


Undergraduate Academic Advisement at Georgia Southern is provided to all degree-seeking undergraduate students by professional advisors. Academic Advisors are located on all three Georgia Southern University campuses. Students are required to meet with their assigned Academic Advisor at least once a semester. For more information visit the Academic Advisement  catalog page.

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