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

Three Department of English faculty members and one alumna announce recent and forthcoming books of French poetry in translation, a Kindle version of Alcatraz island fiction, and pedagogy for teaching in prisons.

Associate Professor of English Jessica Early is the recipient of a Dean’s Humanities Fellowship from the ASU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for spring 2018.

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

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, 10-11 a.m.
Memorial Union (MU)
Mohave Room (236)
Welcome to the Department of English! English welcomes new undergraduate students attending the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences welcome events. Join us at this department-specific session for English and film and media...

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019
Ross-Blakley Hall (RBHL)
Please join us at ASU Open Door 2019! All English activities will take place at ASU's campus in Tempe in Ross-Blakley Hall, are free of charge, and are open to the public. Check back here later for details!