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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

During the fall 2015 convocation ceremony on December 15, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will honor their best and brightest undergraduates from the social sci

As the academic year comes to a close, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences recognizes exceptional faculty members who have gone above and beyond to educate the next generation of scholars.

Upcoming Events

ASHR Symposium 2016: Rhetoric in Situ

The ASU Department of English is a sponsor of the 2016 American Society for the History of Rhetoric Symposium themed "Rhetoric in Situ." The symposium will be held immediately prior to the Rhetoric Society of America convention.

Organized by ASU English Assistant Professor Kathleen Lamp, the day-and-a-half gathering will feature three keynote addresses—by Diane Favro (UCLA), Richard Leo Enos (TCU), and Dave Tell (KU)—and four panels of competitively selected papers.