Department of English, College of LAS, University of Illinois


ClassroomRead and discuss the most interesting books ever written, learn the craft of writing, or study in depth the social functions of language and literacy. 

English majors go into law, education, government, publishing, editing, library science, advertising, journalism, screenwriting, business, health care, social work, web design, and many others. The language and communication skills you develop as an English major will benefit you in virtually any professional field.

Our majors get all the advantages of a world-class research institution while also working with award-winning teaching faculty in individual and small-group settings.