Why study English at ASU?
English majors gain skills that can take them anywhere
At ASU, we have one of the largest English departments in the nation, which enables us to provide students with a greater diversity of offerings than most universities. For example, we offer a bachelor of arts degree in Film and Media Studies, which includes coursework in screenwriting, film styles and genres, media industries, and media and society.
Our goal is to educate citizens who can think, read, write and act in robust and significant ways to meet new challenges, and the critical thinking, reading comprehension and analytic expression skills that are cultivated while earning a degree in English are transferrable into any endeavor. Earning an undergraduate or graduate English degree from ASU will serve you in any art form, any discipline, any profession. Here is just a sampling of career opportunities open to English majors.
- Advertising Copywriter
- Computer Instructional Designer
- Computer Marketing Communications Specialist
- Continuity Writer
- Corporate Communications Specialist
- Editorial Assistant
- Newsletter Editor
- Film Researcher
- Freelance Writer
- Policy and Procedures Analyst
- Publications Researcher
- Radio/Television Copywriter
- Radio/Television Researcher
“You may find that the humanities major with extensive college experience in dealing with complex material handles the challenge better – more comprehensively, more imaginatively – than the business or finance major.”
Michael Bérubé (CNN)
Edwin Erle Sparks Professor and director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at Pennsylvania State University
English by the Numbers
In top 10 Departments of English nationally for external research funding
Percent of students that had job placement after participating in an internship.
Serves approximately 25,000 students per year with our majors enjoying a 1:20 faculty/student ratio
Inspiration around every corner
Influential Research Opportunities
Practical work experience is a magnet for future employers, and students who pursue internships are better prepared to enter the job market after graduation. Nearly half of our students get jobs as a result of completing an internship in our department.