The English Department is a vibrant academic community of nearly 400 majors and 35 full-time faculty.
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.
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.
Honors student Adeja Crearer is equally comfortable in front of a television camera or behind one. She’s combining a journalism concentration in English with minors in digital media and political science to prepare for a career in news.
Michelle Garcia, a rising spoken word poet, is also learning how to write poetry for the page.
Alexandra Deckoff-Jones is earning her undergraduate degree in psychology—including doing original research on accommodations for students with disabilities—entirely online, through the Division of Online and Continuing Education.