English (B.A.)

English (B.A.)

  • The Department of English is dedicated to providing a traditional liberal arts experience and serving the practical needs of its students, and, in turn, the metropolitan community.
  • Our award-winning faculty members are dedicated to scholarship and creative projects that enhance their teaching.

Some things never go out of style, and the study of English is one of those things. That’s because the skills you learn—perceptive reading, analytical thinking, and clear, persuasive writing — are valuable in every endeavor, whether it be educational or professional. A degree in English from UNO can open up a world of possibilities.

As an English major at UNO, you may choose a concentration that best suits your interest — professional writing, journalism, prelaw, or creative writing. If your focus is on creative writing, you could submit a piece to Ellipsis, the literary magazine published annually by the English department; if you have a more journalistic bent, you could contribute to the school newspaper, Driftwood.

To expand your practical experience even further, you may take advantage of our internship program. Recent examples of our students’ internships include working for Gambit and Cultural Vistas, two New Orleans magazines; the Corps of Engineers’ Public Affairs and Planning Offices; UNO Information Services; the Louisiana State Representative’s Office; a technical firm that publishes equipment manuals and proposals; or the marketing office for the New Orleans Zephyrs.

These experiences will translate well to a number of professional opportunities. Your UNO English degree will make you proficient in the research, communication, critical thinking, and writing skills valuable to employers in all fields — including publishing, journalism, law, education, creative writing, marketing and communications, advertising, and public relations — value.

If your plans for the future include any of these professions, or if your plans for the future are still uncertain, then UNO’s English major is a great place to start.

More Information

Department of English

Degree Requirements

Minor in English

M.A. in English

Online M.A. in English

M.F.A. in Creative Writing

Low-Res M.F.A. in Creative Writing


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