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

“And so it stays just on the edge of vision,/ A small unfocused blur, a standing chill/ That slows each impulse down to indecision./ Most things may never happen: this one will.”

With whistles, pipes, toy pianos and automobile horns, Arizona State University’s orchestral contribution to the "Frankenstein" bicentennial celebration looks to be almost as piecemeal as Mary Shel

Female action heroes. Everyman poet-musicians. Fake news. Publishing YA lit. Saving the planet. Writing theft. A history of English.

Upcoming Events

Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Ross-Blakley Hall (RBHL)
Writing Programs in the Department of English hosts activities in celebration of the annual National Day on Writing 2018 themed, "Writing for success." Watch for our photo booth and an audio recording station where you can talk...

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, 6 p.m.
Memorial Union (MU)
Mohave Room (236)
Laura Chrisman, the Nancy K. Ketcham Endowed Chair in the Department of English at the University of Washington will deliver the 2018-2019 Ian Fletcher Memorial Lecture at Arizona State University.Chisman's talk is...

Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, 1–2:30 p.m.
Ross-Blakley Hall (RBHL)
In this workshop for teachers of professional writing, we will explore the role that language can play in learning and teaching professional genres for all students. We will examine various strategies for developing students’...