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With its rich literary tradition, New Orleans is the perfect place to study the printed (and the digital) word.

The award-winning English department at Loyola University New Orleans offers a dynamic program with exceptionally accomplished faculty who work closely with students on independent studies, collaborative research, publishing, capstone experiences, and creative projects.


Undergraduate Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts in English

Loyola's Department of English offers a diverse curriculum in literature, critical theory, film studies, creative writing, nonfiction and professional writing, digital media, editing and publishing, and rhetoric. Students receive a strong foundation in classic and modern works, with writing skills emphasized in every course.

This degree may also be eligible for completion in three years through our Degree in Three program. Learn more and find out if you're a fit.

English with a concentration in Literature

English with a concentration in Writing

English with a concentration in Film + Digital Media

English with a concentration in Literature (Teacher's Certification)

English with a concentration in Writing (Teacher's Certification)


Minor in English

Students interested in the English minor have the option of selecting either the English minor or the English writing minor. The English Department also participates in several interdisciplinary minors.

Explore Minors


See an overview of the program's curriculum and requirements.


See what our faculty and students are accomplishing