Welcome to the Department of English!

English majors on the Bancroft porch

Here you can

  • discuss and analyze the works of great writers.
  • prepare for a successful career in professional writing, editing, or publishing.
  • gain experience tutoring in the Writing Center.
  • discover your creative voice and write the book of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry that you've always wanted to read.
  • prepare for entrance into graduate programs or law school.
  • explore old manuscripts in the library.
  • learn to write better blogs, webpages, and posts.
  • present your writing at creative or literary conferences.
  • train to become an inspirational high school English teacher.
  • learn how to publish your own writing. 
  • pursue undergraduate research, internships, and scholarship and award opportunities.
  • travel with the department to European literary locales, national professional conventions, and the American Shakespeare Center.
  • study abroad in a variety of exciting countries and academic settings as a sophomore or junior English major!

2023 Inez Bell Caskey Award winner with Dr. Amanda Hiner and Dr. Takita Sumter.Master's students at the 2023 Graduate Commencement Ceremony.A student reader performing at the 2023 Creative Writing Student Showcase.

Our alumni have found employment not only as professors, principals, and teachers, but as editors, social marketing directors, lawyers, web designers, politicians, podcasters, bankers, technical writers, poets, novelists, video game authors — the possibilities are virtually endless. We're proud that our English majors have repeatedly won the Inez Bell Caskey award for undergraduate research in the humanities; Fulbright grants; and national awards from Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society. 

Many students and faculty rely on our guide "The Correct Use of Borrowed Information."  

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