We are a large, vibrant, active community of students and faculty dedicated to offering rigorous academic programs that prepare our graduates for advanced study and a range of professions in writing, editing, linguistics, teaching, and more. Our courses encourage both the analysis and production of texts, and our degrees have majors and concentrations in a number of English fields, including Creative Writing, Linguistics, Technical Writing, Literature, Teacher Preparation, Rhetoric, and Technology and Media Studies. A degree in English has never been more relevant; and, at ODU, we work hard to make sure our students are learning exactly what they need in order to have successful and meaningful lives. We invite you to take a look around our website or stop by our fifth-floor main office to learn more about our programs and offerings.

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