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Welcome to the University of Michigan Department of English Undergraduate Programs page. The following program information is intended as only a summary. For complete information on requirements and procedures, please schedule an appointment to speak with a major advisor.

If you are interested in attending the University of Michigan, please visit the admissions site for information on admissions, transfer students, etc..

For information about English as a Second Language, please contact the English Language Institute.

*In light of recent hate crimes and hate speech on campus, the department wants students to be aware that we have Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) contact in the department for students in need of support or information about resources available to them on campus: Simon Rivers, Curriculum Coordinator/Advisor.


Overview of the general program for students looking to pursue a major in English.

Writing Program

The English Department Writing Program is dedicated to the teaching of writing, particularly at the 100- and 200-level. Over the course of the academic year, we teach approximately 6700 students from across the university. You'll find a wide range of information concerning the study of writing in this section of our website.

Creative Writing

Information for students interested in the Creative Writing Subconcentration and the Creative Writing Minor.


Information for students interested in achieving Honors in English.

Advising Information

Looking to declare a major in English or to speak with an academic advisor? Curious about transfer credit, study abroad, or similar matters? Then this section is for you.

Contact Information

Undergraduate Office:
(734) 764-6330

Undergraduate Administrator: Jennifer Catey
(734) 763-5862

Curriculum Coordinator: Simon Rivers
(734) 764-0909

Undergraduate Newsletter

Sign up for the Undergraduate e-Newsletter to receive the latest news from our program, notable events and deadlines, job and internship information, and more.