Jul 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Applied English, BA

The Applied English program at UNT Dallas offers students a unique opportunity to study the English language from an interdisciplinary perspective that is centered on Linguistics, Rhetoric, and Writing. The program is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in a number of fields connected to the study of language such as Education, Publishing, Language Services, Advertising, Speech and Hearing Science, Language Documentation, Communication, and Information Technology. Applied English develops expertise in writing and editing, researching, information management, understanding diverse viewpoints, and critical thinking. In connection to UNTD’s Career Readiness initiative, capstone courses will include field-specific career planning and preparation for post-graduate employment.

Program Coordinator: Dr. Roberto Tinajero, Email: Robert.Tinajero@untdallas.edu

Click here for the Recommended Course Sequence degree plan.



Building Blocks for the Degree

  1. Texas Core Curriculum: All students are required to complete 42 hours of the Texas Core Curriculum to earn a degree.
  2. Major Requirements: The applied english major requires 24 hours of required courses and 24 hours of electives in humanties, rhetoric & discourse, and applied linguistics. 

  3. Other Courses: Students must have a minimum of 120 credit hours to graduate with a degree from UNTD.  Students may complete a minor, certificate program or general elective courses to meet this requirement.


Core Curriculum Recommendations

UNTD adheres to the Texas Core Curriculum established in Texas Education Code Chapter 61, Subchapter S.  Courses designated on the transcript as a Core Foundation Area will be applied to the Texas Core Curriculum. As a new Freshman student starting at UNTD (or transfer student looking ahead to attend UNTD), taking the recommended UNTD courses (or equivalent) can reduce hours to degree and provide more opportunities for elective courses.


Texas Core Curriculum, 42 hours

Courses with an asterisk (*) also count for the major.

Major Requirements I, 24 hours 

The following courses are required for the Applied English, BA degree. Courses with an asterisk (*) also count for the core.


Humanities Electives, 6 hours

Complete six credit hours of the following courses.


Rhetoric & Discourse Electives, 9 hours

Complete nine credit hours of the following courses. 


Applied Linguistics Electives, 9 hours

Complete nine credit hours of the following courses.


Additional UNTD Degree Requirements

  • All students must meet the General University Requirements as well as the major requirements.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Applied English major GPA of 2.0 or higher


Total hours to complete degree: 120 semester credit hours