College of Arts and Letters2012-2013

Department of English

Literature, Undergraduate Certificate

The Department of English offers several certificates for students who are majoring in English, including the undergraduate Certificate in Literature.


What Can I Do with a Certificate in Literature?

This certificate enables students who desire to develop an understanding of English literature to explore the beauty, power, and scope of this living discipline. Students will learn to library research on questions of literature, language, and culture including the use of technological tools . Attaining a Bachelor degree in English with this specialization certificate can help graduates distinguish themselves from competitors.

University Requirements

  • An undergraduate certificate may be earned as part of a bachelor's degree or as a stand-alone certificate.

    To receive an undergraduate certificate (at least 15 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.


In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 18
Major GPA 3.0


Certificate Requirements
  • English Majors elect a certificate by submitting a completed "Undergraduate Major/Minor Certificate Changes" form to the Dean's office.

  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

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