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
- Huge congratulations to our English Advisor, Bridget Wells, for winning the 2022 Dean's Outstanding Employee Award!
- Congratulations to all of our 2021-22 awards winners! To see a full list, click here.
- Congratulations to WRTC student Edel Pace, for winning the 2022 Instructional Design & Learning Special Interest Group Student Outreach Article Competition! Edel's article "Becoming an Instructional Designer" will be published in Intercom's May/June 2022 issue.
- Applied Linguistics professor Dr. Lyn Wright was featured on Action News 5, click here to view the video. She was also featured in a recent article for the Memphis Flyer.
- Huge congratulations to Creative Writing professor Marcus Wicker for being awarded a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts! Read more about this accomplishment in The Commercial Appeal, The National Endowment for the Arts, and the University of Memphis Press Room!
- Our English as a Second Language Masters Program has been featured on the Best Value Schools' list, "Best 20 Online Masters English Programs in 2021" as Number 8! Congratulations to all of our ESL faculty, check out the full list here.
Department of English Upcoming Events
Summer 2022 Classes Begin May 31st!