Skip to main content

Why Study English?

If you love books, movies, popular culture, and the digital world, let the English Department show you how to channel your passions into a career that matters. We are technical communicators and creative writers, rhetoricians and folklorists, composition scholars and teacher educators, literary critics and public intellectuals. In our classes you'll see the world through new eyes, ponder big questions about social justice, and prepare for careers in technical writing, the arts, education, law or business, as you hone the skills employers most want: writing, communications, and critical thinking. Click to learn more about our undergraduate major emphases in Creative Writing, English Teaching, Literature, and Technical Communication & Rhetoric. 

Learn more about what you can do with this major

Learn more about our MA, MS, and Ph.D. graduate programs. 

English majors are eligible for Department of English scholarships.


creative writing

english teaching icon

literature icon

tech comm icon


News and Events

Notices of Intent