The Department of English offers a bachelor's degree with a specialization in the following tracks: Creative Writing, Literature, and Professional Writing.


The Master's program is designed to develop and professionalize students within a sub-discipline in English Studies, and to advance their writing and research skills.


The Master's in Professional and Technical Communication program focuses on the theory and techniques of document design, writing, editing, & web development.


The doctoral program in English exists to provide rigorous scholarly and pedagogical training for the emerging intellectual leaders and stewards of English Studies.

Core Courses

An essential part of the University Core Curriculum, the Department of English offers a series of core courses to students that include courses in composition and literature.

Study Abroad

The Department of English offers an intensive academic program (the equivalent of 2 courses, or six credit hours) in London, England for undergraduates and teachers of English.


The Department of English is proud to boast its preeminent faculty who have received countless recognitions for teaching, research, and outreach within the AU community.


The Department of English is proud to host a variety of conferences for both students and faculty to present their current research through presentations, poster sessions, and Q&A panels.


Many journals are housed within the Department of English, including the Southern Humanities Review, Scriblerian, Written Communication, and Communication Design Quarterly.