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Earn a Master’s Degree at the Same Time

You have the option of applying for our integrated program that allows you to earn your B.A. in English and your Master of Arts (M.A.) in English degree in as little as five years.

Program Details

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What Can You Do With an English Degree?

Our graduates work in the U.S. and internationally in technology, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, education, finance and retail, and as creative writers, artists and small business owners.

  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “I’m just very, very grateful to this university for allowing me to still pursue my dreams. I’m really proud to be a Ram.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong><a href="/live/news/19092-a-beacon-of-hope">Zach Sutterfield</a></strong>, Class of 2022, English</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “ASU prepared me for graduate school and then for my first corporate career as a technical writer at National Instruments. I use my B.A. degree from ASU every day.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Amanda Ownbey</strong>, Class of 2011, English/Technical Writing</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “Dr. Kevin Garrison’s passion for technical writing and usability is infectious! I use the skills that he and my other English instructors taught me on a daily basis, and I’m not sure where I’d be if it weren’t for his guidance, wisdom and excitement for the technical side of writing.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Farrah Lokey</strong>, Class of 2011 & 2015</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “ASU’s program in English allows for a healthy mix of survey and in-depth coursework. I was able to take classes that interested me while still gaining a good understanding of the discipline as a whole.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Jodi Meyer</strong>, Class of 2018, B.A. in English/Philosophy</p> </blockquote>
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Why Earn My English Degree at Angelo State?

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World-Class Conference Opportunities

The Natalie Zan Ryan Department of English and Modern Languages is home to the annual ASU Writers Conference in Honor of Elmer Kelton. Writers from all over the country join us on campus for an engaging two-day conference, which brings award-winning authors from all genres to share their works and creativity with the ASU and local communities.

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Degree-Enhancing Opportunities

Enhance your degree with one of our many minors! Our minors in English, Creative Writing and Technical Writing pair great with most academic majors. Plus, we offer several scholarships specifically for students in our department. You can also gain hands-on experience helping publish our Oasis literary magazine, or as a tutor in our Writing Center.

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Networking Opportunities

Our department offers a variety of student organizations to help you get connected with your fellow English and modern languages students and professors. Join one (or several!) to take part in our social activities and develop your professional and networking skills. 


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    Challenge Yourself

    Take your education to the next level in the ASU Honors Program. Through special courses, cultural events, research and community engagement, we’ll help you transform your intellectual and personal talents into marketable skills for your future. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in prestigious internships, fellowships and other programs to reach your full potential.

  • Committed to Your Success

    Our Freshman College is a one-stop resource for programs and services that help you transition into college life, improve your communication skills, and engage in active learning. You can also get academic help in the Math Lab and Writing Center, receive peer mentoring and tutoring through Supplemental Instruction, or set up online tutoring sessions.