department of english

114 Swan Hall, 60 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI 02881

– Main Office: 401.874.5931 - Graduate Office: 401.874.4663

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Begin your story here.

You’re a reader, a writer, an observer. Stories and characters, poems and images color the way you see the world.  You ask hard questions, knowing there are many answers, a world of stories, and countless ways to tell the truth.

As an English major at the University of Rhode Island, you join a community of scholars and writers who understand the power of language and creative expression—and its impact on the world. We offer you a place where you can be at home, develop your own interests, and discover the stories you want to share.

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Programs in English

UNDERGRADUATE
The B.A. in English is designed to be flexible and interdisciplinary, offering a variety of choices and opportunities to discover your own interests. Many of our students double major, take on internships, and get involved in URI creative writing projects and events.

 

GRADUATE
As a graduate student, you will find a highly personalized program and the opportunity to work closely with our distinguished faculty. The M.A. program offers both a thesis and non-thesis option, and the Ph.D. program offers several concentrations that include creative writing.

CREATIVE WRITING
Creative writing is an important component of all of our degree programs. You will study with prize-winning authors and poets, be encouraged to publish your work, and to participate in a variety of URI creative writing initiatives, including the Ocean State Summer Writing Conference.

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