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An English or modern languages degree can create opportunities in technology, government, non-profits, publishing, international relations, translating, international business, law and other rewarding and exciting careers. Students in English and Modern Languages have the opportunity to earn generous scholarships awarded by the department.


  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English
  • B.A. in English with Teacher Certification
  • Integrated English B.A. and English M.A.
  • In Person
  • Hybrid (Online and In Person)
An English degree creates opportunities to explore literary studies, creative writing, technical writing, linguistics, English education and interdisciplinary programs, such as film studies and gender studies.
  • Master of Arts (M.A.) in English
  • Online
Whether you love literature, want to learn advanced writing and communication skills, or seek to develop a deeper understanding of the human condition, the English Masters program will allow you to gain skills and advance your career with the flexibility offered by an online program.
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Spanish
  • B.A. in Spanish with All-Level Teacher Certification
  • In Person
A Spanish degree helps prepare you for careers in translating, international relations, health services and business, or as a Spanish teacher.

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Opportunities in English and Modern Languages

No matter what career you are planning, you need language skills. Being able to communicate effectively may be the skill that sets you apart. An ASU English or modern languages degree can unlock the door to various careers, including teaching, writing, editing, publishing, international relations, translating, international business, health services and the law.

Take a look at some other aspects of our department that make ASU an outstanding place to study English and modern languages.

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Student Organizations

Join one or more of our multiple student organizations to help you develop professional skills and networking opportunities as you really get to know your fellow students and professors.


Several scholarships are available specifically to students in the Natalie Zan Ryan Department of English and Modern Languages.

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Literary Activities

Gain valuable hands-on experience as you help design, edit and produce our Oasis literary magazine. Meet and network with professional writers from across the country at our annual ASU Writers Conference.

Writing Center

The Writing Center is a peer tutoring service where students help students. Students hired and trained by the department work with students from any discipline, at any skill level, and on any stage of the writing or reading process.

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Minors and Certificates

You can minor in English, French, German, Russian, creative writing, film studies, linguistics or technical writing. You can also earn certificates in creative writing or technical writing for an added professional credential.