A degree in English
Come study English in the heart of Detroit! Our program's strengths in literary and cultural studies, creative writing, rhetoric, composition, film and media studies hone critical thinking skills while also feeding your heart. We are a community of readers, writers, and thinkers that includes undergrad, graduate students, and faculty. Evidence shows that studying English leads to rich career opportunities. We do a great job of preparing you for all of the work you have ahead of you.
Meet alumna Samantha Blackmon
In 2011, Samantha Blackmon and a colleague began blogging about video games. Blackmon, an associate professor of English at Purdue University, had received her M.A. and Ph.D. in English with a concentration in rhetoric and composition from Wayne State a decade prior, where her academic interests lay at the intersection of composition and technology, specifically among minority communities. Gaming was just a lifelong hobby.