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Express yourself

Think critically, read analytically and communicate effectively in writing and speech

What can you do with an English degree?

With a degree in English from ASU, you can do just about anything. Students in our diverse programs learn how to express themselves through traditional disciplines--creative writing, education, film, linguistics, literature, and rhetoric and composition--while exploring themes of contemporary relevance, including environmental concerns, medical writing, human rights philosophies, digital narratives, computation, cultural enquiries, and performance. A degree from the Department of English at ASU is applicable to just about any career and is a great springboard into graduate school, law school, medical school, 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.

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

Foundation Professor of English Neal A.

Upcoming Events

HASTAC Conference 2016

The IHR Nexus Lab is hosting the 2016 session of the Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Collaboratory (HASTAC) themed "Impact: Variation, Innovation, Action." The ASU Department of English is a co-sponsor of this digital humanities conference.

Young Adult Writing Program Session A: Tempe campus

A component of the Central Arizona Writing Project , Young Adult Writing Program (YAWP— formerly Rl Txt) is designed to offer young writers a non-evaluative environment in which to explore the power of writing. Offering time and inspiration, YAWP sessions support writers in a collaborative atmosphere as they interact with other youth authors and share works in progress. YAWP sessions engages young writers in crafting a variety of writing forms, such as poems, autobiographical sketches,...