Programs at a Glance

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. We welcome you to explore the many career options available to English majors.

Our Offerings

A composition book, phone, glasses, and a pen. The English Department offers a Bachelor of Arts in English. Within the major, students must choose one of the following areas of specialization:

We also offer minors in the same areas.

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: a chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the national honor society for English, and our own Professional Writing Club, which publishes an online journal, MEMORANDUM. We’re also home base for UAB’s student literary magazine, AURA.

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