Department of English


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Earn a B.A. in English and choose from four different emphasis including language, literature, writing and education.


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We offer a graduate program in English where you can conduct in-depth research on literature, theory, language and culture.


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English degrees offer many specializations from literature to rhetoric. Doctoral and master programs develop expertise.


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We have all the resources you need to succeed as a student in the English department, including forms and scholarships.

Core Writing

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The Core Writing Program is an essential foundation for all students across disciplines and the campus.


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Learn more about our award-winning faculty and graduate students: their accomplishments, teaching, research, and community outreach. 

Contact Us

Contact Department of English (0098)

1664 N. Virginia Street

Reno, NV 89557

Phone Department Office: (775) 784-6689

Phone Core Writing Program: (775) 784-6709

Frandsen Humanities, Room119