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English and Linguistics Programs

Harness the power of words.

Whether you’re reading them, writing them, studying them, analyzing them, or saying them, you cannot escape words. So why not embrace them? 

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B.A. in English: Literature

Chaucer. Wharton. Twain. Alexie. Hughes. Dickinson. Brontë. Updike. Vonnegut. O’Connor. Dickens. Angelou. Woolf. Their works—along with countless others—will live on forever. If there was ever any doubt regarding how powerful words can be, how they can transcend oceans and centuries, literature itself quashes it. We have so much to learn from great authors and poets—they are the recorders of history, giving us the gift of their past.

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Program Highlights

  • The development of problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
  • The ability to research and analyze information
  • An enhanced understanding of the art of persuasion
  • An opportunity to express yourself creatively
  • Support from the Mastodon community
  • A prestigious Purdue degree



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Requirements and Curriculum Overview

Our comprehensive curriculum and diverse requirements will challenge you to go further than you ever imagined. Check out what you can expect as you advance through our program.