School of Humanities and Sciences
Explore — deeply and rewardingly — the rich legacy of literature written in English, past and present.
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, an Honors thesis program, and a coterminal MA program. See the "Related Links" for more information on each of these programs.
- Department of English
- Creative Writing Program
- School of Humanities & Sciences
- Learn more about English in the Stanford Bulletin
- See IntroSems Related to this Major