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.


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

Arizona State University Professor Neal A.

For many years, there existed among scholars of the medieval and Renaissance periods the old chestnut that those were the times before the concept of race existed.

Combining the artistic space of a traditional residency with the teaching and professionalization of an academic fellowship, the Virginia G.

Upcoming Events


Mon
Jan
2121
Monday, Jan. 21, 2019
Location:
Ross-Blakley Hall (RBHL)
ASU and Department of English offices are closed in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.

Wed
Jan
2323
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, 12-1:30 p.m.
Location:
Ross-Blakley Hall (RBHL)
117
Join the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies for a discussion of the open access movement and its growing impact on the academy. Peter Potter brings the unique perspective of a longtime university press publisher...

Tue
Jan
2929
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, 3-4:30 p.m.
Location:
West Hall (WHALL)
135
In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the ASU Library commemorates the recent acquisition of artist books of Kelly M. Houle, made possible by the ASU Department of English’s Lamberts Memorial Rare Book Fund....