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.

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, 5 p.m.
Join former Poet Laureate of the United States, Natasha Trethewey (2012-13), and the first Native Poet Laureate of the United States, Joy Harjo, for a reading and conversation on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021 at 5 p.m....

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, 12-1 p.m.
The ASU Book Group's January 2021 reading selection is "Hold Sway" by Sally Ball. The book group is open to all in the ASU community and meets monthly from noon–1 p.m. on Zoom. Haven't read the book? Come...

Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Join the ASU Department of English and Career and Professional Development Services to hear a panel of Sun Devils discuss career exploration in the growing and evolving world of film, television, new media and entertainment...