From Literature to Writing to Linguistics:

explore our Many Exciting programs

The English Department offers degree-concentrations in a variety of specialized areas of study: literature, creative writing, digital technology, and pedagogy. Read More.

The Department of English offers five minors: Children’s Literature and Childhood Studies, Diverse Literatures and Cultural Studies, English, Linguistics, and Technical and Professional Writing. Read More.


We offer an M.A. in English, an M.A./M.F.A. in Creative Writing, and Certificates in Applied Linguistics as well as Technical/Professional writing. Read More.


As of July 6, 2021, the English Department hours of operation have returned to in-person operating hours, 8:00-5:00pm Monday-Friday.  Contact information for department staff is here: 
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many faculty will continue to telework and can be reached by email.  Contact information for faculty is here:   
Student appointments for undergraduate advising will be conducted virtually for Summer and Fall 2021.  Please make an appointment via Connect ( with advisor Ms. Gina Kelley.  
If you plan to visit the English Department in person, we request that you wear a mask. Thank you. 

About Us

The English Department offers a variety of courses in creative writing, linguistics, literature, pedagogy, rhetoric, and technical communication. These courses foster students' abilities to think critically, to read analytically, and to communicate effectively in oral and written form. Because these advanced literary skills are in high demand, our former students have found careers in fields such as teaching, technical/professional writing, editing, publishing, advertising, public relations, and nonprofits, as well as in business, financial services, and banking. Others have pursued advanced degrees in literature, law, medicine, teaching, and business administration.


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