The Department of English has designed undergraduate and graduate academic programs that encourage critical thinking and creativity, emphasize an interdisciplinary approach, and create an atmosphere where our students work one-on-one with our distinguished, nationally and internationally renowned faculty.
The English Department has a strong commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
- Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English
- Accelerated Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts (A.B.M.) in English
- Minor in English
- Master of Arts (M.A.) in English
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in English
Department of English Affiliated Programs/Publications
- Edmund S. and Nathalie Rumowicz Literature and the Sea Program
- The Caged Bird Sings Poetry Contest
- The Ocean State Review
- Careers in the Public Humanities Podcast
- Graduate Student Blog
- Read/Write Lecture Series
- Ocean State Writing Conference
Annual Scholarship Awards
The Nancy Potter Scholarship is awarded annually to a junior English major for excellence in English studies (selected by the Department of English).
The Edna L. Steeves Scholarship is awarded annually to an English major with high academic achievement (selected by the Department of English).
The Rox-Ellene Greenlaw Memorial English Scholarship provides funds to a female third-year English major who is a Rhode Island resident. Based on academic excellence and achievement, dedication to studies, personal integrity, willingness to assist others, and love of the literary arts (selected by the Department English).
The Dana Shugar Memorial Scholarship is awarded in alternate years by the Departments of English and Gender and Women’s Studies to a female undergraduate student, based on academic excellence and financial need.
The Gertrude Spencer Scholarship is awarded to an English major for excellence in written command of the English language.
The Beverly Swan Endowment supports a female English major. Financial need and academic achievement are considered.