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.

Recent News

On Wednesday, April 26, recipients of the 55th annual Glendon and Kathryn Swarthout Awards in Writing were...

Three ASU English faculty, two alumni, and one student are celebrating the recent and forthcoming releases of new books of proverbs, stratospheric sci-fi, and second-language writing research.

Professor James Blasingame (English Education) just returned from Washington, DC, with a group of 15 teachers from around the world as part of an ASU Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College program funded by...

Upcoming Events

Saturday, Apr. 21, 2018, 12 p.m.
Phoenix College (1202 W Thomas Rd) Phoenix, AZ
ART 119
RED INK's teen cultural series presents a reading, talk, and Q&A with Bojan Louis (Diné), a poet, fiction writer, essayist, and poetry editor for RED INK International Journal. Louis teaches composition courses at Arizona...

Wednesday, Apr. 25, 2018, 12-1 p.m.
Piper Writers House (PWH)
The ASU Book Group's April 2018 reading selection is "The Only Pirate at the Party," co-written by Brooke Passey. The book group is open to all in the ASU community and meets monthly from noon–1 p.m. in the Piper Writers House on...

Wednesday, Apr. 25, 2018, 12 p.m.
Lattie Coor Hall (COOR)
Motoki Nomachi (Hokkaido University) gives the presentation: "The Kosovan Gorani Ethnolect: A Borderland Enclave in Search of (Linguistic) Identity." As the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was breaking up, the main...