The study of language and literature is the heart of a liberal arts education. The creative teachers and scholars on the faculty of Gallaudet's Department of English prepare students with the advanced reading and writing abilities that are essential to employment in the professional world and full participation in modern society.

Through a range of interdisciplinary courses, students explore the great tradition of American and British literature and gain critical thinking skills and information and digital literacies. The department's major- and minor-level programs prepare students for careers in education, professional and creative writing, and a variety of professional fields and graduate study. The major includes a required internship.

One hundred percent of recent department alumni are employed or in graduate school within one year of graduation. Read more about our alumni outcomes.