From the 2012-2013 Millsaps Catalog
Requirements for major in Literature in English: Students may complete a major in Literature in English with 40 semester hours in 10 courses in English. Required courses include ENGL 2000 (Introduction to Literary Studies), ENGL 2010 and ENGL 2020 (British and American Literary History I and II), ENGL 3000 (Literary and Cultural Theory), and ENGL 4900 (Senior Seminar). Of the six remaining elective courses, at least one must be an author-focused course and at least one must focus on literary works written before 1800. No more than one course designated ENGL 2440-2450 (a course originating in another department but cross-listed with English) may be used to satisfy the major requirements for English.
Requirements for the minor in Literature in English: Students may elect a minor in English with 20 semester hours in five courses, including ENGL 2000 (Introduction to Literary Studies), ENGL 2010 and ENGL 2020 (British and American Literary History I and II). A student may elect to count toward the minor no more than one cross-listed course originating in another department but cross-listed with English (ENGL 2440-2450) . The grade in any course fulfilling minor requirements must be C- or higher.
Students wishing to teach English on the secondary level: English majors have a number of options in preparing to teach English on the high school level. (1) They may double major in English and education and receive licensure for K-12. (2) They may minor in education and take four courses in education: IDST 1610 (Human Development in Cross Cultural Perspective), EDUC 3200 (Instructional Design, Implementation and Management), EDUC 3850 (Field Research in Reading), EDUC 3130 (Education of the Exceptional Population) and practice teach one semester to receive secondary licensure. They may take the four courses in education before graduation and then practice teach after graduation (at reduced tuition), including practice teaching at military schools abroad, and receive secondary licensure; (4) After graduation from Millsaps they may choose to complete a master of arts in teaching at one of the many nearby colleges that offer that degree; (5) They may pursue an alternative route for licensure; (6) They may be certified by the Mississippi Private School Association to teach at private schools in the state without having state licensure. If you are interested in a career in teaching English in public or private schools, please consult early with your English adviser and the education department.