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Thrive as an English major at Arizona State University.
Undergraduate students have the opportunity to pursue BA degrees in English with concentrations in Creative Writing, Linguistics, Literature or Secondary Education, as well as BA degrees in Film and Media Studies. We offer minors in Linguistics, Literature, and Film and Media Studies and certificates in Environmental Humanities, Writing and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). We also offer students the opportunity to earn BA degrees in English and Film and Media Studies completely online.
The distinguished faculty in the Department of English are actively engaged in creative writing and scholarly research, and are committed to excellence in teaching. Instruction includes day and evening courses, traditional classroom lectures, interactive discussion and workshops, online supplements or fully online courses, internships, honors course work, independent study, and opportunities for specialization. Undergraduate English majors regularly attend and present at local, regional, and national conferences.
Students gain practical experience through internships in Arizona and across the nation that prepare them for careers in publishing, journalism, public relations, non-profit organizations, professional and technical writing, education, business, banking, grassroots activism, law, medicine, and numerous other careers. The undergraduate programs in English may also prepare students to continue their studies in graduate and professional programs.
The Department of English has four academic advisors available to work with undergraduate students on degree requirements, semester schedules, and career planning. We also have an internship coordinator who works with students to find meaningful and exciting internship opportunities.
What qualities do employers look for in potential employees? The number one quality is communication skills.
"What will you do with an English degree? Plenty" by Michael Bérubé (CNN)
"The College Grad Recovery Continues" by Matthew O'Brien (The Atlantic)