English-Philosophy, BA

College of Arts & Sciences

Program Description:

Students completing the English-Philosophy major are not required to have a minor. It is recommended that courses in literature and philosophy in related periods be taken concurrently where possible. Students should consult regularly with faculty advisors in each department, and must obtain approval from a faculty advisor should they wish to substitute other classes for any of the recommended courses.

The minimum requirement is 45 credit hours including:

  1. Eighteen credit hours in English courses, 12 of which are to be numbered 300 or above.

  1. Recommended courses: ENGL 250 The Analysis of Literature, ENGL 410, Criticism and Theory.

  1. Eighteen credit hours in Philosophy courses, 12 of which are to be numbered 300 or above.

Recommended courses are PHIL 156, at least one of 201 or 202, at least one of 352, 354 or 358. Six credit hours additional of English or Philosophy numbered 300 or above.

  1. ENGP 480.   


Admission Requirements:

College of Arts and Sciences and English-Philosophy Program Undergraduate Admission Requirements

A minimum of 26 credit hours; 23 credit hours must be in courses acceptable toward graduation.

A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 on all work.

  • Transfer students must have a 2.0 transfer GPA.

  • Continuing UNM students must have a 2.00 institutional GPA.

Demonstrated academic achievement by satisfying the following:

  • Completion of the University Speaking and Writing Core.

  • Completion of the University Mathematics Core.

  • Completion of the University Foreign Language Core.

Completion of English-Philosophy Program admission coursework with grades of "C" or better:

  • One ENGL course at 200-level or above.

  • PHIL 101 or 156 or 201 or 202 or 211 or 244.   


Contact Information:

DeeDee Lopez: Academic Advisor
(505) 277-6349
delopez@unm.edu