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.


Internships

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

In April, Arizona State University’s Narrative Storytelling Initiative invited people worldwide to write a short story on what

Addressing present concerns in social justice, sustainability and technology, the Department of English at Arizona State University has recruited five additional faculty to its programs in film and

Three Department of English faculty are shepherding new and relaunched books to publication in late 2020. Recent and forthcoming titles include a celebrated poetry collection in a U.K.

Upcoming Events


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Wednesday, Sep. 30, 2020, 12-1 p.m.
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The ASU Book Group's September 2020 reading selection is "Atlas of Men: A Novel" by David Sklar. The book group is open to all in the ASU community and meets monthly from noon–1 p.m. on Zoom during fall semester 2020....

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Sep
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Wednesday, Sep. 30, 2020, 3 p.m.
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Join us for an online dialogue with Natalie Diaz and Scott Stevens about Shakespeare, poetry, and indigeneity.This event is free and digital. Registration is required to attend. You will receive a secure livestream link to the...

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Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, 6-7:30 p.m.
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ASU hosts Jonathan Safran Foer, author of We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast for a virtual visit on October 1, 2020 from 6:00-7:30 p.m., where he will discuss his work and answer questions from faculty and...