Department of English
Active Learning. Individualized attention. Real-World Issues.
A tight-knit community of scholars and learners, we are committed to connecting students to a larger world of ideas and artistic expression. English classes at UND are small enough to give you our full attention. As you try out diverse perspectives, interpret artistic expression, and develop your own creative projects in the classroom, you will find that you are preparing yourself for a rewarding life in an increasingly interdependent world.
Gain skills to thrive in any career.
With English, you learn to write persuasively, to read perceptibly, to develop empathy, and to solve problems though analysis and research. These are the skills that employers, in a range of fields, are looking for.
Thinking about law or medical school? Want a competitive advantage in the business or non-profit world? Maybe you want to work in publishing—or find out how to become a published writer yourself? A degree in English will prepare you for these professions—as well as many others. Plus, if your professional goals shift later, the skills you developed in English will give you the flexibility to adapt to a changing world.
Programs & Degrees
Undergraduate Degrees & Certificates
Learn more about admission requirements, classes you'll take, tuition & fees and more.
Learn how you can earn a certificate in Creative Writing.
Find out about the path to a certificate in Writing, Editing & Publishing.
Take your study of literature to the next level while also learning how to become an effective teacher of college writing.
Gain a strong foundation in the study of literature, in the teaching of college English, and in the disciplinary conventions that guide writing and research in English Studies.
The Department of English is committed to the premise that language and literature reflect and shape the world in which we live.
Faculty members conduct ongoing research in an array of sub-fields and interdisciplinary contexts and contribute to academic conversations occurring among humanities scholars on national and international levels.
The nationally renowned UND Writers Conference brings great authors and opportunities for literary discussion to the larger community.
Teaching at a wide range of levels, from first-year writers to Ph.D. students, the Department demonstrates the pleasures and value of a liberal arts education by emphasizing critical and creative thinking, by helping students think thoughtfully about cultural diversity, and by teaching strong written communication skills.
In the Department of English, students at all levels of the curriculum are prepared for lives of public citizenship as they learn to analyze texts within complex cultural situations, to write and to think rhetorically, and to engage with diverse perspectives.