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English & Literature at Northwestern

Majors and Programs

The Department of English & Literature offers a degree in English with the following concentrations: Linguistics, Literature, Writing, and Literature & Writing. This degree along with the program concentrations prepares you for further graduate study and careers working in various industries.

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Our admissions team will tell you more about Northwestern and why students join our English and literature programs.

When I entered my master’s program, I found that I was more prepared than my peers, largely due to the foundation I received in classes. The senior capstone project… more than prepared me for the workload and research skills I needed for grad school classes and even my master’s thesis. Several of my graduate school professors commented on how well prepared I was for graduate-level work, and more than one of my classmates said, 'I wish I went to Northwestern!' when hearing about my undergraduate experience.