Bachelor's Degree Program

Discover your unique voice and hone your writing style in UAF’s English program. Our versatile degree includes an emphasis on creative writing and poetry, and our student-driven curriculum opens the doors to myriad opportunities.

Work one-on-one with published faculty members on scholarly and creative projects. Access an established writing center and other support services. Publish your work in both on-campus and off-campus publications.

You’ll graduate prepared to pursue a career as a professional writer, continue your education in graduate school or explore careers in diverse fields, including education, law and business.

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Why Study English at UAF?

As an English major at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, you’ll experience an education driven by your interests and goals. Have a passion for creative writing or poetry? How about an interest in women’s studies or LGBTQ awareness? We have opportunities for you to practice your craft, pursue your own path and publish your work. You’ll learn from renowned faculty and program alumni to cultivate your intellectual voice in writing and discussion. Here are more reasons to earn your bachelor’s in English at UAF.

Perfect your craft and publish your work

  • The best way to become a great writer is to write. Each semester you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside experienced professors who have publications in which you can publish your work. You can also participate in on-campus organizations and events, including our annual Celebration of Writing.

Learn from published writers

  • Collaborate one-on-one with renowned professors who are published writers. Attend lectures and workshops with respected visiting writers and scholars in our Midnight Sun Visiting Writers series. Receive mentorship from program alumni and work with them as you develop your writing.

Experience a curriculum guided by your interests

  • At UAF, our student-driven curriculum aligns your education with your interests and goals. The bachelor’s in English is a versatile degree, with strong opportunities in creative writing and poetry along with connections to women’s studies and LGBTQ issues.

Graduate prepared for a career

  • The bachelor’s in English prepares you to become a professional writer, enter graduate school or pursue careers in diverse fields such as education, law and business.


What Can You Do With Your Bachelor’s Degree in English?

English majors are prepared for a wide variety of careers, including as professional writers, reporters, editors and teachers. Many graduates progress to graduate school or secure positions in diverse fields like education, law and business.




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