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Undergraduate Admission

Our motto “start here, go anywhere” captures the unique value of an undergraduate degree from the Department of English at Arizona State University—one that can serve you in any art form, any discipline, and any profession.

Our undergraduate degree programs are designed to launch you from college to career or graduate school, with ample opportunity for both reflection and practice. Our diverse curriculum strives to map the contours of what it means to be human by examining the how and why of human passions, hopes, dreams, anxieties, downfalls, transgressions, successes and failures in our past, present, and future. We do this by studying language itself as well as imaginative and non-fictive production, circulation, and consumption of oral, visual and written, film, and digital texts.

Our top-tier internship program offers a chance for you to “test-drive” your ideal career before graduation. Internships can provide English and film majors with valuable real-world experiences and networking opportunities that increase confidence, communication skills, and marketability, all while earning college credit for the work. Internships are a great way to professionalize academic skills, to learn from experts in the field, and to build a professional portfolio.

We’ll help prepare you for a successful career in the field of your choice—whether in activism or account management, communications or civil service, publishing or politics, writing or web development. Many of our majors also attain post-graduate degrees in the field, as well as in related disciplines such as law, medicine, and education.

No matter your destination, your undergraduate journey starts with your application to join our department. During the application process, you’ll declare a major or minor in English or Film and Media Studies at the Tempe campus or online.

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Determine which undergraduate degree program is right for you

The Department of English offers Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees in English and Film and Media Studies. The English major allows students to select from concentrations in creative writing; linguistics; literature; secondary education; and writing, rhetorics and literacies. The BA degree in Film and Media Studies includes coursework in screenwriting, film styles and genres, media industries and media and society.

We encourage transdisciplinary studies by offering a diverse array of minors and certificates. Topics range from teaching English to speakers of other languages to digital media to environmental humanities. Our students also have the opportunity to earn BA degrees in English and Film and Media Studies completely online.


BA in English with Concentrations in:

  • Creative Writing
  • Literature 
  • Linguistics – Accelerated MTESOL option
  • Secondary Education
  • Writing, Rhetorics and Literacies

BA in Film and Media Studies


  • BA in English
  • BA in Film and Media Studies

Admission requirements and deadlines for undergraduates

View our Major, Minor, and Certificate Requirements

The admission requirements and application deadlines for our undergraduate degree programs in English and film and media studies may vary for incoming freshmen, transfer students and international students. We encourage you to read your program details carefully and speak with an advisor for further assistance. Browse ASU’s admission websites for additional information on prerequisites, requirements and deadlines for your specific needs.

Freshman Admission  |  Transfer Admission  |  International Admission

We look forward to having you join the Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. If you have any questions regarding undergraduate admission, degree programs, application deadlines or anything in between, please call (480) 965-3168 or email