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

Arizona State University's 5th Annual Prison Education Conference was hosted by the Prison Education Awareness Club (PEAC) and the Department of English.

In this Nov. 9, 2015 talk, ASU English and Film and Media Studies alum Luu Nguyen (BA 2014) discussed her path to gainful employment in Hollywood after earning her degrees in December, 2014—a year and a half early thanks to the FMS internship program.

Four Department of English faculty are celebrating the recent and forthcoming releases of their newest books.

Upcoming Events

Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 22-24, 2018
Multiple venues
The Second Annual Post-Human Network Graduate Student Conference in 2018 is themed "Post-Human Politics: Inheriting from 1968."As we approach the 50-year anniversary of 1968, a high point of activism and protest around the world...

Friday-Sunday, Feb. 23-25, 2018
Memorial Union (MU)
The 32nd Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics is a three-day symposium to be held at Arizona State University on Feb 23, 24, and 25, 2018 on sub-fields in Arabic Linguistics. The main goal of the conference is to bring...

Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, 3:30 p.m.
Wrigley Hall (WGHL)
Kavita Philip, Associate Professor of History with affiliate faculty positions in Anthropology and Informatics at UCI gives the PHuN 2018 Keynote. She has worked in environmental studies, colonial history,...