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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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    English, Psychology, Honors College

    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.

  • Lindsay Blount

    English

    Lindsay Blount is a full-time Honors College student, military spouse and mom – but she still found time to pursue a partnership with the Thoreau Institute.

  • Maureen Stanton

    English

    Award-winning Assoc. Prof. Maureen Stanton shares her love of storytelling with students in writing classes.