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Department of English Language and Literature


An open copy of the novel "The Baroque Cycle" by Neal Stephenson.

Undergraduate

English is for everyone. Our majors and minors gain expertise in critical and creative thinking, writing, and the communication of complex ideas, honing the foundational skills valued by employers in a wide range of fields and vital to a 21st century career.

Majors >>
With four different tracks to choose from, each with flexible course options, you can design a program to suit your goals and interests.

Minors>>
English offers two different minors that both work well with majors across the University.

Advising >>
The English department is committed to personal advising. We assign each major a faculty advisor to consult on courses and to help plan for the future.  

Awards >>
In English we recognize, and celebrate, the excellent work our undergraduates do with multiple awards each year.

Course Descriptions >>
Check out our diverse course offerings—in literature, creative and professional writing, rhetoric, speech communication, linguistics, film and other media.