In the Purdue English department, you will learn the kind of adaptive thinking, empathy, and creativity that the current job market demands and that global citizenship requires.

In other words, our classes cultivate skills that will never go out of fashion, including:

  • critical and ethical thinking
  • creative problem-solving
  • clear and effective writing
  • analytical reading and research methods
  • historical, cultural, and global awareness
When majoring in English, you may choose from our B.A. programs: English (literature), English Education, Creative Writing, English Language in a Global Context and Professional Writing. Our more than 60 faculty members (excellent teachers, researchers, and writers) will provide you with an education that will last a lifetime.


Purdue ranked 5th best public university in U.S.  Read the story here.

The English department presents its 3-year degree tracks in Literature, Global English, Creative Writing, and Professional Writing.

The Department invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Creative Writing-Poetry at the level of assistant professor.  To apply visit  https://apply.interfolio.com/44728.

October Events:

Wednesday-Friday, October 11-13, 5:30-6:45, West Lafayette Public Library.  Comic Book Workshop.  Refreshments provided.  Registration preferred.  (Part of the "Big Read" program sponsored by the English Department and West Lafayette Public Library)

Thursday, October 19, 7:30 pm, Krannert Auditorium. Literary Reading series with Maurice Manning reading from his poetry.  (Sponsored by the Department of English and the Creative Writing Program at Purdue).  Free and opened to the public.

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