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Develop your skills as a reader, a writer and a critical thinker.

We foster the understanding of language and literature from rhetorical, creative, critical, historical, comparative and global perspectives. With our diverse array of tracks, coupled with our faculty's broad range of expertise, our students can learn anything from British literature, linguistics, grant writing or creative writing.


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Academic Excellence

We are here to help you excel.

Explore how the study of English fits into the whole university experience through our curricular and co-curricular programs and activities.

Careers and Alumni

Our graduates are expert readers, writers and critical thinkers equipped with skills which allow them to continue to contribute to society in a variety of capacities.

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Call us at 937-229-3434 or email at and we will be happy to set up an appointment for your visit to our department, meet our faculty members, sit in a class or shadow a current student.

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Campus and Community 07.13.23

University of Dayton faculty members are working in northwest Dayton through a community engagement program of the Fitz Center for Leadership in Community.

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Experiential Learning 03.13.23

Colleen Duffy's Ethics and Leadership Internship at Dayton PBS station ThinkTV was so successful it turned into a part-time job.

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