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English

The English Department is a vibrant academic community of nearly 400 majors and 35 full-time faculty.

Native playwright Drew Hayden Taylor discusses humor in writing with students, from left, Samantha Craig and Stephanie Tgibides. Photo by Meghan Moore

There are four ways to major in English, with concentrations in Literature, Theatre Arts, Creative Writing, Journalism and Professional Writing, as well as an online degree in English Studies.

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Meet Our Students

  • Syeda Nizami
    English & Psychology

    Syeda Nizami is using scholarships, research fellowships and work-study jobs to graduate with low debt, so she can afford a career helping others instead of working to pay off student loans.

  • Jacob Solomon
    English & Mathematics

    Jacob Solomon is as well-rounded as they come. The honors English and math major is assisting with research in a biology lab.

  • Roberto Rivera
    English, Spanish and Italian & Education

    Roberto Rivera combined a B.A. in English literature and Spanish and Italian with a master’s degree in education to become an ESL teacher in the Lawrence schools.

  • Abimalec Martinez
    English, Spanish minor

    English major Abi Martinez plans to work in college admissions, with a focus on recruiting minority students. She’s gotten both work and academic experiences on campus that will help her toward her goal.