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.
What Is English?
English is the study of speaking and writing revolving around intellectual inquiries concerning the production, reception and critique of literary and nonliterary texts in the English language.
If you’re fascinated by the written word, passionate about storytelling and interested in how language shapes problems, communities and environments, English is the path for you.
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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.
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.
Requirements for an English Degree
The English bachelor’s degree provides training in rhetoric, critical acumen and creative ingenuity, with a particular strength in creative writing. Students learn how to identify critical methods, analyze language in varying historical, cultural and institutional contexts and employ research in writing and speaking.
Get Started on Your Bachelor’s Degree in English
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