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Student Designed

Customize your degree.

Students have the opportunity to create their own program of study. If you have a specific project in mind or want to study a combination of writing and literature, you can work closely with an adviser to plan a track toward your UD degree.

  • 100%

    internship placement

  • 50

    courses offered each semester

  • 45

    full-time faculty in the Department of English

A High-Quality Education

  • All First-Year Students are Enrolled in the Core Program
  • Bachelor’s Plus Master’s Program
  • Sigma Tau Delta
  • Designed to deepen the learning experience, Core students live together while participating in an innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum.

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    Earn both your bachelor's degree and master's degree at the University of Dayton through one streamlined program.

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    English majors have the opportunity to engage in various publications and special literary events. UD's chapter of Sigma Tau Delta offers scholarships, service, and national and international publishing opportunities.

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    Visit Campus

    Interested in learning more about a student-designed program of study? We'd love to meet with you. Schedule an academic appointment by calling our department at 937-229-3434. You can also choose to schedule a general campus tour and admission presentation.

    Featured Programs and Initiatives

    The Roger Brown Residency in Social Justice, Writing and Sport

    An opportunity for a distinguished writer to engage the University and wider Dayton communities in conversation about the intersections of athletics, literature and justice.

    A Wide Range of Career Options

    The Department of English actively supports students in their professionalization with great outcomes for students with many interests.

    Orpheus: The University of Dayton Literary Magazine

    An expression of visual media and literature, Orpheus is published twice a year entirely by students.

    Dean's Summer Fellowship

    Work with a faculty mentor on your self-directed research project as a Dean's Summer Fellow.

    Experiential Learning

    Real-World Experience

    Through practical learning opportunities like internships and co-ops, you can build your resume, gain practical experience and prepare for a successful career.


    Department of English

    Humanities, Room 200A
    300 College Park
    Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1520


    of students complete a capstone course


    average class size in upper-level English courses