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We invite you to experience the pleasure and reward of studying English at Idaho State. Explore our literature and creative writing programs, delve into literary analysis and critical theory, and take advantage of the diverse range of English courses and specializations we offer. Prepare yourself for a fulfilling career and develop a lifelong appreciation for the power of language and literature.

Variety of Career Paths

Employers value broad liberal arts skills, making English an excellent choice for a variety of career paths. Whether you aspire to become a teacher, writer, editor, journalist, gamer, business professional, lawyer, public relations specialist, advertiser, or publisher, an English degree will equip you with the necessary skills to excel in your chosen field. To learn more about the career paths our graduates have pursued, we encourage you to check out our occasional YouTube Series on English Major Futures.

Financial Support

Scholarships for undergraduate students and fellowships, teaching assistantships, and tuition and fee scholarships for graduate students are also available. Join us in English where you will find a welcoming community of scholars passionate about the humanities.

Student Focused

By studying with our award-winning faculty in small, personal classes, you will have the opportunity to explore the traditions of literature, investigate the structure of language, write creatively, and analyze texts using critical theories. Our dedicated faculty mentors work closely with students, fostering collaboration and providing guidance. 

Welcoming Community

As a member of our English programs, you will be part of a lively intellectual community. We host various departmental activities, such as visiting writers, doctoral colloquia, meetings of the English Graduate Student Association (EGSA), and conferences and workshops on teaching and professional development.

Learn more about the Department of English by watching this video.