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

Stacey McCreary first enrolled at Arizona State University in 1993 as a self-described “very young” 18-year-old.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 8 a.m.
Ross-Blakley Hall (RBHL)
Committee: Karen Adams (chair), Mark James and Elly Van Gelderen.  ::  ABSTRACT: This study tests the hypothesis and assumption of much critical scholarship that the discourse of mass media news transmits...

Monday, May 27, 2019
Ross-Blakley Hall (RBHL)
Department of English and ASU offices closed in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

Mondays-Fridays, Jun. 3-14, 2019, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. daily
Ross-Blakley Hall (RBHL)
The Central Arizona Writing Project (CAWP) is housed in the Department of English at ASU. Its Invitational Summer Institute provides a dynamic environment for a diverse group of educators to examine their roles as writers,...