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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.


internship placement


courses offered each semester


full-time faculty in the Department of English

A High-Quality Education

  • All First-Year Students are Enrolled in the Core Program
  • Small Classes and Personal Attention
  • Sigma Tau Delta
  • Designed to deepen the learning experience, Core students live together while participating in an innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum.

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    Students engage in small writing seminars with working faculty authors in poetry, fiction and nonfiction.

    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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    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.


    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