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 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.

Internships

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

The National Endowment for the Arts celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2016.

In the age of the 24-hour news cycle, where quick soundbytes and images out of context dominate the online realm, rhetoric rules.

“Big data” sounds like it could be a pretty boring topic, maybe not something you want to bring up during a dinner party. 

Upcoming Events

Terrance Hayes Poetry Reading

Terrance Hayes is the author of Lighthead (Penguin, 2010), which won the National Book Award for Poetry; Wind in a Box (Penguin, 2006); Hip Logic (Penguin, 2002), which won the 2001 National Poetry Series and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award; and Muscular Music (Tia Chucha Press, 1999), winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. He has received many honors and awards, including a Whiting Writers Award, a Pushcart Prize, three Best American Poetry selections, as well as fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and the Guggenheim Foundation.