Express yourself

Think critically, read analytically and communicate effectively in writing and speech

What can you do with an English degree? Everything.

With a degree in English from ASU, you can do anything. Students in our diverse degree program learn how to express themselves through traditional channels — literature analysis, rhetoric, linguistics, education, composition and creative writing — while studying contemporary themes, including environmental concerns, medical writing, human rights philosophies, digital narratives and computation. An English degree is applicable to just about any career and is a great springboard into graduate school, law school, medical humanities and more.


See the value of an English degree beyond the typical fields of teaching and tutoring. Internships are a great way for students to get an idea of what type of work they’d like to do after graduation and to gain valuable real-world work experience that looks outstanding on a resume.

First-year composition courses

Need to take a writing course? Fulfill your composition requirement in one of our small in-person, online or hybrid classes where you’ll get individual attention and feedback for growing your critical reading, thinking and writing skills.

Undergraduate advising

Our academic advisors work with new and continuing students, transfer students and prospective students to help them achieve academic success and make progress toward their goals. Whatever your needs — we’re here to help!

Alberto Rios

Our faculty

ASU’s Department of English faculty members are internationally renowned for their innovative research and teaching techniques. Our award-winning professors and instructors explore not only local expressions of the English language and literature but also pan-world manifestations.

Recent News

With 23 boundary-spanning departments and schools, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University offers some of the most interdiscipl

Four Department of English faculty members are celebrating new and forthcoming books and journals that showcase a wide array of research and creativity.

Hemingway. Salinger. Whitman. All legendary writers who once served in the military. 

Upcoming Events

Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, 10:45 a.m.
College of Design North (CDN)
The Department of English presents alum Jayro Giron (BA 2014), a graduate of its film and media studies program, in a talk about his career in the world of animation.Jayro Giron is a creative executive at Warner Bros. Animation,...

Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Palabras Bilingual Bookstore (1738 E McDowell) Phoenix, AZ
About this Event"A border, like race, is a cruel fictionMaintained by constant policing, violenceAlways threatening a new map. It takesTime, lots of people’s time, to organizeThe world this way. & violence. It takes...

Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, 1:30-5:30 p.m.
Outside Old Main (MAIN)
Stop by the Department of English booth at ASU's annual Homecoming Block Party, in 2019 themed "To Inferno and Beyond!" The Come Home to English booth features giant, interactive crossword and word search puzzles designed by...