Degrees and certificates

As a student in the Department of English Language and Literature, you can choose from teaching and nonteaching undergraduate degrees in several concentrations such as world literature and creative writing. The department also offers undergraduate certificates in Creative Writing and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). These certificates can be applied to any major or degree.

Nonteaching careers for English majors include writing/editing, publishing, public relations, law, business and industry, grant writing, banking and many others.

At the graduate level, the department offers a Master of Arts Creative Writing.