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Statewide students who select the General English option will develop their reading, research, critical analysis, and writing skills while taking courses from award-winning faculty located throughout USU’s Statewide campus system. General English students participate in diverse learning communities that span the state as they engage with a variety of texts from every genre. General English opens a world of possibilities for Statewide students through courses in creative writing, technical writing, folklore, and English education, as well as literary studies of authors from a wide range of periods and cultures.

Career Application

Employers in every field prize the communication, cultural awareness, and critical analysis skills acquired through the General English degree, and graduates in General English are well prepared for professional opportunities in areas such as education, public relations, libraries, museums, nonprofit organizations, grant writing, human resources, marketing, copywriting, web content creation, and more. Whether the goal is to transfer skills directly to the workplace or to pursue further study in a graduate program, General English offers the tools to succeed, and students in General English may set up internships that combine their academic and professional interests.

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Sigma Tau Delta

USU's chapter of the English Honor Society, a group dedicated to highlighting high-performing English students.

USU Honors Program

Participate in discussion-oriented classes and reading groups while taking advantage of other Honors-specific benefits.

Undergraduate Research

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.

Writing Fellows

Polish your academic writing alongside a tutor with one-on-one sessions, or apply to become a writing fellow yourself.

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Scholarships & Financial Aid

  • Utah State University offers many options for financial aid, including university level scholarships and aid available to specific colleges and majors.