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
The Wendell Mayo Collection Anounced by Jerome Library
Jerome Library announced that nearly 180 works and related papers of story writer Wendell Mayo have been cataloged with the Center for Archival Collections. Read More
21st Century Englishes Celebrating 5th Anniversary
Rhetoric and Writing graduate students will host Cooperating and Collaborating: Creating Community in the 21st Century on October 21st. Registration is open.
Dr. Jolie Sheffer's Work Lauded by Toni Morrison
The work of Dr. Jolie Sheffer, associate professor of English and American Culture Studies, has been noted by famed author Toni Morrison, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature and Pulitzer Prize. Read More