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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!

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.

Upcoming Events

Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, 2-3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 10, 2023, 2-3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17, 2023, 2-3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24, 2023, 2-3 p.m.
Ross-Blakley Hall (RBHL) 1102 S. McAllister Ave.
Join students in the ASU Department of English for an informal special interest reading group led by graduate student Ayako Hiasa. The group plans to read and discuss four chapters from Contemporary Applied Linguistics vol 1...

Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, 5-10 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, 5-10 p.m. (Bonus!), Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023, 5-10 p.m., Thursday, Mar. 16, 2023, 5-10 p.m., Thursday, Apr. 20, 2023, 5-10 p.m.
Ross-Blakley Hall (RBHL) 1102 S. McAllister Ave.
Join graduate students in the ASU Department of English for informal board game nights! All are welcome, from beginner to advanced players, every third Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m. in room 117 of Ross-Blakley Hall on ASU Tempe...

Friday, Feb. 17, 2023, 10-11 a.m.
The ASU Film and Media Studies Program invites students to attend the first alumni panel of the spring 2023 semester! The topic is social media networking and panelists will address strategies for navigating the media...

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