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

On Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, the Department of English hosted Jeffrey N.

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.

Upcoming Events

Zadie Smith Reading Group (#1)

In preparation for the Institute for Humanities Research's (IHR) 2016 Distinguished Lecturer, Zadie Smith, the IHR is hosting a reading/discussion group in three parts. The reading groups will read and discuss selected pieces from Smith's body of work and are free and open to the public. Led by Edward Mallot, associate professor, Department of English This meeting's readings are chapters from Smith's collection of essays entitled "Changing My Mind" (New York: Penguin, 2009) — available...

Night of the Open Door @ Polytechnic

ASU Night of the Open Door @ Polytechnic offers a behind the scenes look into ASU’s state-of-the-art labs and learning environments on the Polytechnic campus. Experience flight simulators, air traffic control simulators and design your own website. Tour an EcoCar garage and Camaro Showcase. Play indoor, video and outdoor games and enjoy dance and theater performances, student films and much more ! the most innovative solutions and inspiring discoveries in the world in art, communications,...