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!

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

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A family with longtime philanthropic ties to Arizona State University has made a $1 million gift to the university’s Department of English.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Ross-Blakley Hall, 1102 S. McAllister Ave.
ASU Department of English staff, faculty and current students welcome new English and film and media studies majors to the 2022-2023 academic year! Drop by our beautiful building—Ross-Blakley Hall on the Tempe campus—to meet...

Friday, Aug. 19, 2022, 3 p.m.
Ross-Blakley Hall, 1102 S. McAllister Ave.
New graduate students in the Department of English can meet program directors, faculty, staff, current students and learn about student organizations, conferences, libraries, internships, certificates, professional development,...

Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022, 2 p.m.
Committee: Lee Bebout (chair), Elizabeth Horan, Melissa Free.  ::  ABSTRACT: Horror, much more than a genre, manifests in marginalized communities through real-life violence and oppression perpetuated by state...

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