Undergraduate Studies in English

The English major is one of the largest in the College of Letters & Sciences, offering dozens of courses on literature, writing, linguistics, and much more. Our multi-talented faculty and instructors are frequently rated as some of the best teachers in the University, while our exceptionally bright and diverse majors excel both as undergraduates and beyond. We offer a rigorous course of study that can be tailored to your interests and, thanks to our attention to critical thinking and writing, it can serve you in a wide variety of future fields.

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Getting Started

Follow these links below to find out more information about our course offerings, major options, and opportunities in the department:

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Important Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, September 16

  • MUSE Fall Kick-Off and Undergrad Welcome, 6:00 p.m., 7191 Helen C. White
  • Study Abroad Fair, 12:00-6:00 p.m., Varsity Hall, Union South

Friday, September 18

  • Last day to pay tuition and fees without $100 late fee

Friday, September 25

  • Deadline for Incompletes
  • Last day for 50% tuition adjustment on dropped classes; last day to apply for pass/fail privilege