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

The Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at Arizona State University will feature Emmy award-winning journalist, author and Latina leader Maria Hinojosa in a dynamic livestreamed

For advice during the present COVID-19 crisis, we need look no further than Shakespeare: “Have patience and endure.”

“Who cares if I fold up at my desk 
a heap of angry sorrow. Not any candidate
no ambassador. Sign a petition? Email some senators?
I make nothing happen.”

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Apr. 7, 2020, 5:15 p.m. reception / 6:30 p.m. event
Tempe Center for the Arts (700 W Rio Salado) Tempe, AZ
Lobby and North Patio / Theater
A message from the Center for Imagination in the Borderlands:In consideration of our guests and community and the concern around gatherings and travel, the Center for Imagination in the Borderlands at ASU is postponing our April...

Wednesday, Apr. 8, 2020, 6 p.m.
Memorial Union (MU)
Mohave Room (236)
A message from the Department of English:Due to concerns around traveling and our prioritization of the health of our community, we are canceling the Ian Fletcher Memorial Lecture for 2020. We'll share information about...

Friday, Apr. 10, 2020, 12 p.m.
This defense will be hosted via a video conferencing platform. To join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: Brian Goodman, Chair; Christine Holbo, Joe Lockard.  :: ...