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Welcome to the Undergraduate English program at the University of Nevada, Reno! Our award-winning faculty offers you the opportunity to cultivate a lifelong love affair with language and literature. Students in our department develop proficiency in critical reading, research, editing, oral presentation, writing and publication for a variety of audiences and purposes, and ability to negotiate the social, technical, and pedagogical aspects of language use and acquisition. Our graduates have pursued careers in teaching, law, publishing, management, politics, public administration, business communications, creative writing, marketing and public relations, among others. Many go on to graduate studies in English as well as in other fields.


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Course Descriptions

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Students can major in one of four areas of specialization leading to the BA in English:

  • Literature;
  • Writing;
  • Language and Linguistics;
  • English for Secondary Education.

We offer six areas of minor specialization for students majoring in other fields:

  • Literature;
  • Writing;
  • Language and Linguistics;
  • Dramatic Literature;
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL);
  • Literature and the Environment.

For lists of specific major and minor requirements, follow the links on this page.

If you’re ready to declare English as your major or minor, or just have more questions, make an appointment to talk with one of the English Department’s academic advisors.

English Department Clubs

UNR English Clubs UNR Creative Writing Club Tau Sigma Delta UNR Linguistics

The English Department helps to support several clubs for UNR's students. Please click on the images above to learn more about each club.