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Undergraduate Studies

The Department houses two undergraduate majors: Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English and English Education. The Department offers two minors, in English and Creative Writing. The Department's undergraduate First-Year Writing Program serves students across the campus.

Bachelor of Arts Degree in English requirements

Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Education requirements

Minor in English requirements 

Minor in Creative Writing requirements

Graduate Studies 

The Department houses three graduate majors: Master of Arts (M.A.) in English with an option in Literature or Rhetoric & Writing Studies, and a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing.

Our graduate programs are lively communities of scholars and writers. Seminars and workshops are small and discussion-based. The M.A. in Literature or Rhetoric & Writing Studies helps you build depth and focus in your chosen field of English and prepares you for a variety of careers or further graduate study. The MFA in Creative Writing is a terminal degree, through which you hone and stretch your talents as a writer, gaining expertise in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.

Teaching Associate positions (TAships) are available to qualified graduate students.

For eligible post-baccalaureate and non-matriculated students, the department also offers a Certificate of Advanced Study in Composition and a Certificate of Special Study in Creative Writing.

Students with Sherman Alexie

English Education Students with Sherman Alexie at Outlawed: The Naked Truth about Censored Literature for Young People Conference