Course Highlights

  • Shakespeare for Life
  • Children’s Literature
  • Fiction Writing: Fantastic Worlds

The English major at Notre Dame allows you to explore the rich and powerful ways in which literature engages fundamental aspects of the human experience — including the most pressing issues and questions of today’s world. As a student in the English major, you can concentrate your studies in literature or creative writing.

Our 10-course curriculum and exciting and diverse course offerings expose you to a wide range of literary cultures, historical periods, forms, and genres. The flexibility of our degree allows many of our students to double major, and they do so in a wide range of fields. Our small classes (15–17 students) will enable you to form strong relationships with your professors and your fellow students.

The English major provides you with invaluable training in critical thinking, public speaking, and writing — skills that are greatly needed and desired in many different professions — and expands your capacities for imaginative thinking, innovation, and leadership.

Programs Offered

  • Major