English Department

An Education in Imaginative Reasoning

The Baylor English department is a diverse community of faculty, staff, undergraduate students, and graduate students who share a love for language.  We’re interested in what language can tell us about who we are as people and how it can help us be agents of good in the world.  We divide our research and courses into three main categories: Literature, Linguistics, and Professional Writing and Rhetoric.  Enjoy learning more about us from our website!

Undergraduate

Literature, Linguistics, and Professional Writing and Rhetoric

We love our English undergraduates! We offer majors in English Literature, Linguistics, or Professional Writing and Rhetoric.  We also offer a minor in Creative Writing. Our students work with top scholars in their fields and benefit from small, discussion-oriented classes. They also enjoy opportunities to test out possible careers, whether through internships or as staff members of The Phoenix, the department’s student-run magazine.

Graduate

Why Study English?

We’re proud of our Ph.D. completion percentage and job placement rate and have been ranked best in the nation for Student Support and Outcomes by the National Research Council. Our graduate faculty offer the M.A. and Ph.D. in literary criticism as well as a certificate in literature and religion. Our graduates are both generalists who can teach a range of courses and specialists with significant books and articles.

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English Department

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"Greg Garrett, Ph.D., professor of English at Baylor University, has been awarded a $488,000 grant by the Eula Mae and John Baugh Foundation to study those dynamics and illuminate the ways various forms of American culture have promoted racial myths through the centuries, influencing how people perceive others of different races." Click to read more from Baylor Media and Public Relations
Four PhD graduates in the English Department have been selected as Postdoctoral Fellows in the English Department and Honors College. Congratulations!
Early registration for Summer and Fall 2021 starts next week! Click the link to check out the English Department's course offerings for next fall.

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