Welcome to the English Department at Bowling Green State University! One of the largest and most diverse departments on campus, the English Department offers degree paths and minors in Literature, Creative Writing, Rhetoric and Writing, and other areas. Students in English take classes with passionate and committed teachers who have dedicated themselves to the study of language and literature and the creation of original works of scholarship, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
Our graduate programs complement our undergraduate programs and provide additional opportunities for professional development. There has never been a better time to develop the skills offered by the study of English. Critical thinking, creative expression, breadth of mind, an aptitude for understanding cultural differences, the capacity to perform research, and the ability to write with clarity and grace, are in demand from employers.
We hope you’ll join us and write here!
What can you do with an English degree?
According to the Wall Street Journal’s “Hunting for Soft Skills, Companies Scoop up English Majors,” English majors go on to success in many different fields including publishing, advertising, public relations, teaching, the public sector and marketing. A degree in English can also prepare you for graduate study in law, business, and other fields. Read More
Sue Carter Wood Honored with President's Award
At the BGSU Faculty Awards Ceremony on April 13, Dr. Sue Carter Wood, Rhetoric/Writing faculty member and Director of the Rhetoric and Writing Doctoral program was honored as the recipient of the President’s Award for Collaborative Research and Creative Work. Read More
GSW Program Awarded First Pedagogical Recognition Award by CFE
The General Studies Writing Program, as a whole, was awarded the university's first Pedagogical Recognition Award by the Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE) on March 22, 2017. As stated on the GSW website, the award was established to recognize unit engagement with the CFE and a commitment pedagogical innovation. Read More
BGSU Rhetoric and Writing Student Success
Three rising fourth-year Rhetoric and Writing PhD students have recently received honors from BGSU for scholarship and teaching: Soha Youssef, Stephen Raulli, and Joseph Robertshaw. Read More