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

Three Department of English faculty members are celebrating recent and forthcoming books and journals spanning a range of interests.

The Creative Writing Program in the Department of English announced the winners of two of its annual contests for 2019-2020.

A stretch of the imagination is needed when picturing Jane Austen.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, 6:15-8:15 p.m.
Music Building (MUSIC)
Katzin Concert Hall
Join the Center for Imagination in the Borderlands at Arizona State University for a Reading & Performance Launch Celebration on January, 23, 2020, from 6:15-8:15 p.m. in the Katzin Concert Hall (Music Building West), 50...

Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, 2-3:30 p.m.
Ross-Blakley Hall (RBHL)
ASU's Interdisciplinary Committee on Linguistics (ICOL) presents this talk on Icelandic morphology and syntax by Cherlon Ussery of Carleton College.Long before Iceland became one of the world's most popular tourist...

Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, 2:30-4 p.m.
Ross-Blakley Hall (RBHL)
The creative writing program in the Department of English at ASU hosts this book launch for assistant professor Jenny Irish, celebrating publication of Irish's new story collection, I Am Faithful (Black Lawrence Press, 2019...