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

During the fall 2017 convocation ceremony on December 12, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will honor their best and brightest undergraduates from the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. 

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...

Four Department of English faculty members announce recent or forthcoming publications of work on topics ranging from aphorisms to Shakespeare, from nineteenth-century spiritualism to an illustrated history of Native peoples.

Upcoming Events

Monday-Friday, Jun. 18-29, 2018, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Multiple venues
A component of the Central Arizona Writing Project in the Department of English, YAWP (Young Adult Writing Program) is designed to offer young writers a non-evaluative environment in which to explore the power of...

Friday, Jun. 29, 2018, 10 a.m.
Ross-Blakley Hall (RBHL)
Committee: Aya Matsuda (Co-Chair), Claire Renaud (Co-Chair), Mark James.  ::  ABSTRACT: For this dissertation, teacher linguistic awareness (TLingA) involves teacher linguistic knowledge, teacher language awareness...

Wednesday, Jul. 4, 2018
ASU and Department of English offices closed in observance of Independence Day.