Department of English and Philosophy


Programs in English & Philosophy

In English, undergraduates can choose to major or minor in creative writing, literature, or professional writing. We also offer minors in Folklore and Linguistics through cooperation with other departments on campus. Philosophy students may choose between traditional and pre-law majors. Minors are offered in Ethics, Philosophy, and Philosophy and Religion.

Graduate studies are available in English through our MA and PhD programs. Our programs provide the training and knowledge students need to develop as scholars of written and spoken texts. A distinctive feature of our programs is our strong emphasis on gaining practical skills for teaching literature and composition. Students may also pursue a Graduate Certificate in TESOL, either as an extension of their graduate studies or as a stand-alone course of study.

Studying English and Philosophy provides students with excellent preparation for professional employment in any area where the close examination of written texts and the ability to write is important. We take special pride in working with students to connect their immediate studies in our department with their long-term goals. Our goal is to promote clear and innovative thinking, skillful writing, and intellectual engagement with key ideas in our fields.

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Pocatello, Idaho, 83209