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Why English?

The Department of English Language & Literature promotes academic excellence by teaching students ways of engaging and learning through intensive study of language and by involving them in writing, comprehending, and analyzing different kinds of text in various media.

Why EMU?

  • A diverse learning community guarantees you will be exposed to many different perspectives for a well-rounded education.
  • Systems of support are available for scholars of all backgrounds, most notably first-generation college students.

Who We Are

  • The Department of English Language & Literature has eight diverse programs offering dozens of options in major/minor concentrations at the undergraduate level, as well as six master's degrees and four professional graduate certificates. As the largest department on campus, we serve all undergraduates in the required course, WRTG 121 Composition II, Researching the Public Experience.

    A major/minor in English is fundamentally skill-based; your knowledge of analysis paired with the ability to form compelling arguments and communicate effectively will never be obsolete.

    There are many places an English degree can take you. Which degree is right for you?