Campus buildings reopened to the public effective July 1. Services are available virtually or by appointment only. Visitors should reach out to individual departments regarding appointments. Masks and social distancing are required while on campus. To learn more about current operations, view the university's summer reopening plan.
From Moby Dick to mobile blogging, writing takes many forms. Our English courses reflect this spectrum by giving everyone the ability to be creative, ethical, and engaged citizens and to contribute to the intellectual, cultural, economic, and social advancement of our local and global communities. English courses are a core requirement of every college experience at UCO. Our goal is to have these central courses help you grow as a person, think freely and critically, and prepare you for whatever is next on The Road.
If you choose to major, or minor, in English, you may tailor your courses and focus of work to correspond with your passion and areas of interest. Planning to write a screenplay, become a teacher, or write anything in your future? A degree in English is right for you. Did you know, we are one of the largest departments on campus? Each semester, our Department serves approximately 300 undergraduate majors, 80 graduate majors, and approximately 3,000 Core Curriculum writing students.
We proudly offer four Bachelor of Arts programs:
- Creative Writing
- Technical Writing
- English Education
At the graduate level, we offer four Master of Arts programs:
- Composition and Rhetoric
- Creative Writing
- Teaching English as a Second Language
We also sponsor a wide range of resume-building programs including vibrant student organizations, public lectures, readings and book signings, film series, and publications including the College of Liberal Arts' literary journal, New Plains Review. Thinking about becoming an English Major? Contact your advisor or any member of our faculty and we're here to help.