Welcome to the English Department at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette!
We offer a rich history of the study of English dating back to the University’s beginnings over 100 years ago. Today, we offer programs and courses in English at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral level. Come study the many dimensions of language and literature with us!
Our engaged faculty and staff provide a great environment to learn, work, and teach in. Our faculty’s varied interests include everything from literature to linguistics, folklore to film, creative writing to cultural studies, rhetoric to Renaissance art. We value a wide-range of research interests because we appreciate the importance of research in the past and the present.
Our B.A. in English is a flexible program designed to give you the opportunity to follow your course interests, especially at the upper-level. Up to 25% of the curriculum courses are slotted as electives so you really have an opportunity to tailor your program to your own personal and career interests.
We offer English degrees at the M.A. and Ph.D. level. Our program is a literary generalist one, insuring our graduates opting for academic careers are qualified to teach in a number of areas. However, students have flexibility in designing their course of study through a variety of concentrations:
- Literature and Cultural Studies
- Creative Writing
- Professional Writing
- Rhetoric and Composition