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Learn to communicate effectively and persuasively with a Bachelor of Arts in English.

If you are interested in teaching at the middle school level, you may choose to pursue the middle school teacher certification track.

Concentrations and Areas of Interest

The Department of English is dedicated to the study of literatures and cultures of those parts of the world in which English is a primary language.

Our curriculum is shaped by the flow of English-speaking people and cultural production in English across both time and space. We combine historical, linguistic and cultural analysis with creative work in literature, film and emerging media.

The varied interests of our faculty and students include:

  • Creative writing
  • Rhetoric and discourse studies
  • Gender and women’s studies
  • Film studies
  • Digital humanities
  • Health humanities
  • Science fiction

We also study the full range of literatures and varieties of English, including:

  • African American studies
  • African diaspora studies
  • Latinx studies
  • Asian American studies
  • Native American studies
  • South Asian studies


Choose Your Track


An undergraduate degree in English prepares students for a variety of careers, including:

  • Education
  • Law
  • Technical writing
  • Publishing
  • Entertainment
  • Management
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Counseling
  • Medicine