Why Transfer into Fredonia English?
The restructured Fredonia English B.A. thoughtfully responds to fundamental shifts in our discipline, our student body, and our students’ needs to achieve academic success and to become skilled, creative, responsible, and connected professionals and global citizens. The new English major combines required foundational courses with a wide range of options among skills- and content-based course categories, each carefully calibrated to align with SUNY's seamless transfer requirements, in order to open pathways for every student to gain the most from their time and experiences with our faculty. Internships and other applied learning opportunities in English-related fields help our students turn those pathways into runways, propelling our graduates toward new professional, civic, and personal heights and horizons.
Fredonia’s 42-credit customized English major allows you the freedom to:
- add virtually any minor, including our Creative Writing or Writing and Rhetoric Minors
- construct a major of courses that help you define, prepare for, and realize your career objectives
- earn a double major with a B.A. or B.S. in another discipline
- participate in one of the many practical internship opportunities offered through the department
- study abroad for two weeks in January or the summer, or for an entire semester
The restructured English Adolescence Education B.A. thoughtfully responds to fundamental shifts in our discipline, our student body, and our students’ needs to achieve academic success and to become skilled, creative, responsible, and connected professionals and global citizens. It is designed to parallel the English major's required categories, with up to 39 credits applicable to it if needed. The B.A. in English Adolescence Education combines required foundational courses in literature and pedagogy with a plethora of field experiences in order to open pathways for all students to develop the ideas and practices that will make them effective in the classrooms of an increasingly complex and diverse society.
Check out our profiles of Fredonia English students, including transfer students, on our Student Spotlight page!
How to Join Fredonia English
- Focus on completing general education requirements at your home institution:
- take courses that meet SUNY's 7/10/30 general education guidelines;
- keep in mind that ENGL 100 at Fredonia counts toward general education but not English requirements;
- prepare to meet the Fredonia requirement of proficiency at the Elementary II level in a foreign language;
- Familiarize yourself with our web site and the University Catalog's overview of the English Department:
- we encourage you to take literature, creative writing, rhetorical writing, and pedagogy courses, as appropriate to your interests, that fit the categories in our newly restructured majors, including genres, literature and identities, literary history, and world literature;
- because you'll need to complete a Fredonia minor, start taking courses at your home institution to build toward one;
- Visit Fredonia to learn more about the university, the department, the faculty, and the students;
- Apply to Fredonia, file your FAFSA, and consider applying for an Excelsior Scholarship;
- Your application will be reviewed in a timely fashion by the Admissions Office and your transfer credits will be evaluated by Transfer Student Services in the Registrar's Office;
- The English Department Chairperson will also review your transfer credits and contact you with specifics about which of your prior courses will count in which of our newly restructured majors' categories;
- Come to the Accepted Student Reception in April;
- Decide that Fredonia English is the right fit for you!
Fredonia Exploration Days:
Sat., Sept. 23, 2017
Sat., Nov. 11, 2017
Sat., Feb. 10, 2018
Accepted Students Reception:
Sat., Apr. 7, 2018
Sat., Apr. 21, 2018