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Our undergraduate programs are designed for students with a passion for reading, writing, and thinking about language. Our students study writing that inspires them, even as they work to sharpen their own powers of expression and communication. Whether you want to write poetry, to be trained in digital publishing, to analyze medieval sagas, or to explore the mysteries of generative grammar, you’ll find our programs a perfect fit.

What Can You Do with an English Degree?

Our students have gone on to jobs in publishing and the mass media, technical writing and web design, teaching and public service, as well as graduate study in literature, law, and medicine in programs across the country.

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Student-Centered Resources

Our undergraduate major builds toward a capstone seminar or project, which will enable you to look back over your coursework and prepare for life after graduation. You can also apply for an internship or pursue your own research in an honors thesis. The department has several different student groups, including the Professional Writing Club, which publishes an online journal, MEMORANDUM. We’re also home base for UAB’s student literary magazine, Aura.

Creative Writing

Creative Writing

Linguistics

Linguistics

Literature

Literature

Professional Writing

Professional Writing

Honors

Honors

Freshman Composition

Freshman Composition