Department of English

Choose English and Write Your Future!

The English Department allows you to write a degree program that will help you reach your career goals as you choose one of our six undergraduate concentrations: African American Literature, Creative Writing, TESOL, Applied Linguistics, Literature, and Professional Writing.

In addition to our 300 undergraduate students, we have over 100 graduate students pursuing Masters' Degrees, MFAs in Creative Writing, Graduate Certificates in TESOL, African American Literature, Writing Studies, and PhDs.

English graduates succeed as lawyers, teachers, web designers, writers, administrators, journalists, and business professionals. With online degree programs and a variety of classes, the English major is flexible. English also works great as a second major or minor.

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Department of English News

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Upcoming Events

Memphis Reads: Writer's Talk // Nnedi Okorafor

Wednesday, October 26th @ 7:00pm
Christian Brothers University - University Theater 


Memphis Reads: Rhodes Reads // Nnedi Okorafor

Thursday, October 27th @ 6:00pm
Rhodes College - McNeill Concert Hall