The Department of English offers a liberal arts experience within a large public university. Our students discover the power of the English language through vigorous exploration of British, American and Anglophone literary traditions as well as film studies, journalism, creative writing, global film, popular culture, mythology and folklore.
Our department’s experiential learning opportunities provide students with the chance to deepen their understanding of the world beyond the classroom.
Teaching is only one of many options for English majors. Learning how to analyze language and literature makes you a better thinker, writer and communicator—skills that are essential for almost any occupation. Our graduates have found success as writers, journalists, teachers, lawyers, professors, marketers, critics and more.