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

Four Department of English faculty members are celebrating new and forthcoming books and journals that showcase a wide array of research and creativity.

Hemingway. Salinger. Whitman. All legendary writers who once served in the military. 

T’was the night after Halloween, when all through the town, the jack-o'-lanterns had dimmed and the candy been downed.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday-Saturday, Nov. 13-16, 2019
Memorial Union (MU)
The 2019 Symposium on Second Language Writing and SSLW Institute will take place November 13-16, 2019 at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA.The theme for this year's SSLW is "Agency in Second Language Writing." We hope to...

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, 2-4 p.m.
Ross-Blakley Hall (RBHL)
Neomy Storch of the University of Melbourne facilitates this workshop for writing teachers hosted by the ASU Second-Language Writing Program in the Department of English. While aimed at interests of those who teach writing,...

Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, 3 p.m.
Ross-Blakley Hall (RBHL)
The Department of English presents a talk by Denis Flannery, Associate Professor, School of English, Leeds University, UK.[[{"fid":"21783","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0...