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

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement. See the rest here.

This issue of Writing Notes, ASU Writing Programs' newsletter, features stories and notes about our new space.

ASU doctoral and MFA students in humanities disciplines were invited to compete in a Connected Academics Pitching Contest held on April 13.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 24, 2018, 10 a.m.
Ross-Blakley Hall (RBHL)
Committee: Eric Wertheimer (Chair), Joe Lockard, Catherine O'Donnell.  ::  ABSTRACT: This dissertation provides a critical reassessment of the historical and modern conceptions of early American novelist Hannah...

Monday, May 28, 2018
Ross-Blakley Hall (RBHL)
ASU and Department of English administrative offices are closed in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

Monday-Friday, Jun. 4-15, 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...