College Magazine ranked Purdue’s Department of English third for Top Ten Best Schools for English Majors. Purdue’s English students gain:

  • critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills
  • research experience
  • facility with language and written and oral communication
  • respect for diversity
  • the capacity to explain complexities as succinctly as possible.

Students interested in English can choose concentrations including English literature, English education and global context.

Degree in 3

Motivated, driven students can complete this major in three years. Degree in 3 allows students to enter the work force or graduate school a year earlier while also providing a cost-effective way to complete an undergraduate degree. Degree in 3 offers a great combination of cost-savings and the opportunity to accelerate your future and achieve your goals.

English Website

Plan of Study

English, BA

Related Career Interests

Careers in English

  • Graduate or professional school
  • Publisher/editor
  • Business jobs in training/management
  • Reporter/writer

Transfer to English

Purdue admits to individual majors. In addition to meeting overall Purdue transfer criteria, such as minimum high school course requirements, applicants must also meet major-specific requirements. The major-specific criteria for this program are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students for your desired entry term.

Minimum GPA: 2.2

Contact Information
Undergraduate Student Recruitment Office
(765) 494-6291

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