The English Department offers two bachelor’s degree programs: a program in English and another in Creative Writing and Literature. Students in our programs learn to think and write about literature, language, film, and culture in ways that prepare them for a lifetime of thinking, learning, and doing. Our students also create, perform, and publish original works as poets and essayists, fiction writers and playwrights, journalists and digital humanists.

Small class sizes foster an interactive learning environment in the English Department, which encourages students to share their ideas and insights with each other. A variety of instructional methods allows the faculty to address multiple learning styles, and students in the department frequently form long-lasting professional relationships with faculty members. These relationships often result in collaborative research, independent projects, and other avenues for students to gain experience and build relationships beyond the classroom. All faculty in the English Department teach English 101, a writing course required of first-year students.