This interdisciplinary program encourages students to combine, cross, and stretch academic boundaries as they study the diversity and complexity of American history and cultures.
Opening Doors for Young Minds
Students with an emphasis in English teaching study literature and writing and learn how to teach these subjects for secondary school students. Principals look for teachers who are willing to organize additional tutoring support, advise clubs, and publish yearbooks, newspapers, or literary magazines. Opportunities offered through the Department of English help majors get a jump start on these interests and skills. The composite degree offers a robust curriculum with opportunity to specialize in literature, writing, or American studies.
Read, write, and workshop original creative fiction and nonfiction work with your fellow students as you gain practical skills to launch your creative writing career.
Future teachers of English in secondary schools study literature, writing, and pedagogy while having opportunities to gain practical experience through tutoring, action research, and professional development events.
The General English option offers Statewide Campus students a broad range of courses across all areas of the English department.
Learn the value of storytelling as you practice the writing, speaking, research, teamwork, and critical-thinking skills that prepare you for a career that matters.
Develop your professional communication skills with an emphasis on current techniques relating to technology.
Learn to analyze folktales, legends, jokes, personal experience narratives, proverbs, superstitions, festivals and celebrations, yard art, dance, and costume.
The MA/MS in English with a Specialization in Creative Writing allows students to do advanced work in poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction.
Work in a cohort to examine and analyze literature, cultural expression, and rhetorical argumentation's effect on the world.
Folklorists may analyze folktales, legends, jokes, personal experience narratives, proverbs, superstitions, festivals and celebrations, or yard art, dance, and costume.
Focus your studies and participate in professional seminars while deepening your knowledge of technical communication
Become an expert on facilitating action through effective, persuasive, or intentionally rhetorical communication.
The Archiving and Public Programming certificate provides professionalization and skills for those seeking employment in public, state, and non-profit institutions.
The Digital Writing and Publication certificate program introduces students to competencies required to begin producing written work in a digital format.
USU Professor of English and Folklore Jeannie Thomas has been published in the Skeptical Inquirer.
The 12th edition of Utah State University's undergraduate literary magazine, Sink Hollow, has been published online.
The Department of English, the largest humanities unit in the university, is a diverse community of teachers, scholars, and students, who work together towards a better understanding of the English language and its manifestation in literature, writing, culture, and the workplace. Despite the size of the department our classes are small, offering individualized attention that helps students succeed and opens doors to both undergraduate research opportunities, and ultimately to careers that matter.
Utah State University is one of the premiere undergraduate research colleges in the United States, and students of English can take advantage of opportunities to partner with faculty on projects.
Stop sending memes to your friends and start sending them to us! Help researchers analyze digital folklore and track internet trends.
This uncensored open-mic is the perfect place to read your poetry and other writing in front of an audience.
The English department's internship program is designed to help students enrich their education, gain practical experience, and earn credit towards their degrees.
USU's chapter of the English Honor Society, a group dedicated to highlighting high-performing English students.
Gain valuable publishing experience by curating, producing, and marketing USU's undergraduate literary magazine.
Study languages and cultures in their native contexts in order to gain an understanding of populations of other countries and the origins of many different facets of modern society.
Discuss your creative writing with other writers, participate in poetry slams, and flex your creative muscles with other students.
Scholarships & Financial Aid
Utah State University offers many options for financial aid, including university level scholarships and aid available to specific colleges and majors.