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Department of English and Linguistics

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Words matter.

Inspiring. Moving. Provoking. Destructive. Don’t underestimate the power of words. With a degree in English, you’ll discover just how far words can reach.
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No matter your passion, you’ll find the program you need to pursue it.

Digital literacy. Language. Literature. Writing. It’s all covered in the Department of English and Linguistics. You’ll get to read the greats; write fiction, nonfiction, and poetry; learn the newest theories; study Old English; and gain an understanding of writing in digital environments.

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Learn from faculty who are respected around the world for their scholarly research.

Great professors have the power to inspire and move us. Our dedicated faculty will support you every step of the way as you carve your own path.

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Unique Degree Programs


Minors and Certificates


Encouraging teacher growth.

The Appleseed Writing Project fosters a dynamic, supportive group of K–16 educators from all disciplines to create outstanding teacher-leaders who provide quality writing instruction via researched-based best practices.

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Beyond the Classroom

Classrooms have no confines.

Classrooms are great, but nothing beats real-world experience. Through the Department of English and Linguistics, you’ll have the opportunity to find jobs and internships, join student organizations, and take part in inspiring research projects.

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Contact the Department of English and Linguistics at [email protected].