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

During the fall 2017 convocation ceremony on December 12, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will honor their best and brightest undergraduates from the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. 

On Wednesday, April 26, recipients of the 55th annual Glendon and Kathryn Swarthout Awards in Writing were...

On Friday, October 9, 2015, the Americanist Reading Group hosted an Archival Faculty Talk by Keith Miller and Eric Wertheimer, scholars in the field of American Studies and Department of English faculty members at Arizona State University. 

Upcoming Events

Tuesdays, Feb. 20 and 27, 2018, 4:30-6 p.m.
Carl Hayden High School (3333 W Roosevelt St) Phoenix, AZ
A professional development writing workshop for K-University teachers of writing in the Phoenix area, supported by Carl Hayden High School and the Central Arizona Writing Project in the Department of English at ASU....

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, 3:30 p.m.
Memorial Union (MU)
Union Stage (085)
Author Tom Leveen, an ASU graduate (family and human development, ‘15), spins a story of several high school students on the brink, and a school that can’t (or won’t) see the daily stressors they endure…or grasp the potential...

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...