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How we shine...
Our community service-learning program fosters student connections to potential employers
Active grant writing to secure technology for teaching & publications.
Our English graduate students get hands-on experience assisting faculty
Recruitment and Retention committee helps connect majors to career opportunities
High utilization of technology in teaching
Who to contact in English
School of Humanities,
Dr. Ruth Smith, Director, School of Humanities

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College of Arts, Education & Sciences


Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Master of Arts (M.A.)
Master of Arts (M.A.) - Online

About English...
Society needs skilled readers and writers, always in short supply in the job market. Those who have acquired well developed writing skills and an ability to interpret, retain, and apply ideas and facts obtained from reading are multi-purpose students for life valued in all occupations and disciplines. That's the thing about English: If you have a degree in English, you can do just about anything because you've been trained to read, produce, and evaluate all kinds of documents from Volkswagen maintenance manuals to scientific treatises, from legal briefs to sermons, from John Donne's poetry to TV scripts.

What you can do with this degree:
Business and Industry, Education, Government, Journalism, The Arts

What careers have our graduates pursued?
Adminstrator, Creative Writer, Editor, Industry Executive/Manager, Journalist, Judge, Lawyer, Paralegal, Personnel Manager, Publich Relations, Publisher, Research Analyst, Science Writer for Government, Business, and Industry, Screen Writer, Sports Writer, Teacher/College Professor, Technical Writer, Trainer for Communication/Software/Methods and Procedures, Web Designer

"My career path has been determined here, as well as interests I never knew I had"
-Jesse Paul,
English Major

Our graduates have gone on to work at
CenturyLink, State and National Second and Post-Secondary Educational Institutions

Where have our students gone on to graduate school?
Law Schools, Ph.D. Programs, M.F.A. Programs

Check out some of our learning opportunities:
  • Students serve as interns on ULM English’s international literary journal "turnrow", student journal The Helicon, The Chacahoula, and The Hawkeye
  • Service-learning opportunities with over 40 local non-profits, such as Habitat for Humanity, NELA Red cross, NELA Food Bank, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Keep Monroe Beautiful, Louisiana Cancer Foundation, the local YMCA, the Humane Society of Monroe, and state agencies such as the Chennault Aviation and Military Museum, to name just a few.
  • Study abroad opportunities are available.
  • Student research opportunities are available through the Emerging Scholar's Program.

Take advantage of online learning.
We offer a wide variety of online courses, and now offer a Master of Arts (MA) in English - a 33 hour online graduate curriculum in English that covers a wide range of literary topics from medieval to contemporary, from the conventional to the arcane.

Get involved beyond the classroom:
Sigma Tau Delta, English Studies Society

Student resources include
The Write Place, a state-of-the-art facility serving all university students’ writing needs. Students use The Write Place for homework, internet research, and class meetings as well as tutorials. Additionally, the department staffs 4 computer classrooms that also serve as open labs when not being used for class instruction.

Where are our faculty's interests?
Women in Shakespeare’s works, African American writers, such as Zora Neale Hurston, Post-colonial identity, Beckett and his contemporaries, Milton and popular culture issues, Service-learning in professional writing, Web 2.0/3.0 technologies in professional writing, Research theory and methodology in professional writing