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The Department of English offers a broad range of concentrations across all levels of study (B.A., M.A., and Ph.D.). The department offers a minor in English for students of other majors and even offers accelerated B.A./M.A. programs in English and Applied Linguistics.

No matter the emphasis, our majors engage in the scholarly work that reflects our core values:

Read Critically

Our students read critically, learning to see multiple sides of issues, appreciate nuance, and openly discuss different perspectives. Through their readings, our students's experience a world larger than the one they inhabit.


Our students produce new texts and new media. They compose short stories, poems, original literary scholarships; they develop video games, essays, interactive websites. They are creative and critical thinkers, adept at solving problems collaboratively or on their own.


Our students research. They learn to synthesize and incorporate the ideas of others in their spoken and written work. They learn to consider context and audience in order to present their research in the best possible ways.


Our students write. Whether compoleting a literary analysis, a blog post, or a news story, every assignment becomes an opportunity to improve communication skills.

Through their courses of study, our English majors become discerning, articulate, adaptable, and empathetic citizens with a skill set they can take into any number of careers.