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Programs in English

Join our multidisciplinary community of critical thinkers and creative writers to reimagine worlds across styles, genres, and mediums.

Encouraging discussion and close collaborations between expert faculty and peers in our seminar-style classes, we offer interdisciplinary programs specializing in Anglophone literary and cultural traditions, with connections to film and media studies, philosophy, history, women’s and sexuality studies, fine arts, and other fields.

A diverse range of innovative courses on everything from graphic literature and gaming to ecocriticism and queer studies allow you the opportunity to focus on different genres and styles. You will design a curriculum best reflecting your interests, join our scholarly journals for editorial experience, and enjoy mentorships, internships, workshops, and guest lectures by prominent authors to gain invaluable exposure to the professional and artistic world.

#1 University in Oklahoma, WSJ

$69K+ Annual Median Pay for Writers and Authors

100% Success Rate for English Programs

#1 National Merit Scholars

Professional Opportunities

TU student in classroom.

Our students hone their writing and thinking skills through numerous mentorship and internship programs. Graduates find rewarding jobs in a wide range of beyond-traditional occupations, including journalism, advertising, public relations, marketing, law, public service, health care, and more. Our alumni with degrees in english have proven to be among the most successful professionals in the business world and enjoy careers at places like Idaho State University, Teach for America, and YouTube.

Job opportunities: 

  • Copywriter
  • Publisher/editor
  • Reporter/columnist
  • Teacher
  • Technical writer
  • Grant writer
  • Novelist
  • Film and television writer
  • Writing coach
  • Nonprofit work

Beyond the Classroom

    • Set the stage for lifelong learning and success.

      Learning is an individualized journey that extends far beyond a major or the walls of a classroom. TU’s Office of Integrative and Experiential Learning (OIEL) provides opportunities for scholars to enliven their studies through global education, research, scholarship, and interdisciplinary programs. Our real-world academic enrichment opportunities are designed to challenge students and enhance their personal and professional educational experience.

      Experiential Learning

    • Make your TU experience as rich and diverse as you like.

      TU students have abundant opportunities to get involved with clubs and organizations to develop new skills, meet new friends, and make lifetime memories. From international clubs, music groups, and intramural sports to Greek life, student government, and on-campus leadership, there’s truly something for everyone at TU. Our multi-faceted extracurricular options perfectly complement our multidisciplinary academic approach.

      Student Organizations

    • Be the change you want to see.

      TU encourages students to give back to the community and see societal problems through a different lens. In considering issues ranging from low-income to racial biases, students analyze the intricacies of cyclical social issues to gain broader perspectives and insights, which they can share with others and act on in the community.

      Civic Engagement

    • Pursue success with confidence — backed by TU’s job placement guarantee.

      TU is committed to our students’ professional success, which is why our Center for Career Development, aka CaneCareers, offers a job placement guarantee program. We promise that students who follow the program will land an entry-level job in their chosen field or continue their education within six months of graduation, or we’ll give them a free semester of grad school.


    Learn more about the department

    The TU Department of English and Creative Writing excels in teaching and research, specializing in Anglophone literary traditions with interdisciplinary connections.

    Department of English & Creative Writing