English

What You'll Study

To study English at Stanford is to explore -- deeply and rewardingly -- the rich legacy of literature written in English, past and present. We offer a wealth of courses on individual authors, the history of literary genres, literary theory, new media, and creative writing. Given the emphasis on critical thinking and interpretation, the English major is in turn an excellent preparation for many professional fields, including teaching, journalism, law, publishing, medicine, and business.

The English department has the following degree options: BA in English, a minor in English, a minor in Creative Writing, a minor in Digital Humanities, a joint major in CS+English, an Honors thesis program, and a coterminal MA program. See the "Related Links" for more information on each of these programs.

Degrees Offered: 
BA
Joint Major/BAS
Minor
Honors
Coterm

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