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Undergraduate Programs

The Literature student is a reader.  In this track, students read authors who have shaped the English-speaking globe, and practice the skills necessary to negotiate a complex world.

The Creative Writing student is an artist.  In this track, students study the craft of literary writing and produce their own stories, poems, and books. 

The Professional Writing student is a multimedia specialist. This is a good track for those who enjoy writing, organizing, and presenting information in multiple media. 

The English Language in a Global Context student is an internationalist.  In this track, students learn about the history of the English language, the varieties of English dialects around the world, and the teaching of English as a second language.  

Undergraduate general education

For English 106 and 108, see Introductory Composition.

For English 419, 420, 421, and 422, see Professional Writing.


Purdue's English undergraduate programs were ranked #1 in the Top 10 Best Schools for English Majors by College Magazine for 2019.