With its rich literary tradition, New Orleans is the perfect place to study the printed (and the digital) word.
The award-winning English department at Loyola University New Orleans offers a dynamic program with exceptionally accomplished faculty who work closely with students on independent studies, collaborative research, publishing, capstone experiences, and creative projects.
Undergraduate Degree Programs
Bachelor of Arts in English
Loyola's Department of English offers a diverse curriculum in literature, critical theory, film studies, creative writing, nonfiction and professional writing, digital media, editing and publishing, and rhetoric. Students receive a strong foundation in classic and modern works, with writing skills emphasized in every course.
This degree may also be eligible for completion in three years through our Degree in Three program. Learn more and find out if you're a fit.
English with a concentration in Literature
English with a concentration in Writing
English with a concentration in Film + Digital Media
English with a concentration in Literature (Teacher's Certification)
English with a concentration in Writing (Teacher's Certification)
Minor in English
Students interested in the English minor have the option of selecting either the English minor or the English writing minor. The English Department also participates in several interdisciplinary minors.
See an overview of the program's curriculum and requirements.
See what our faculty and students are accomplishing
Critically-acclaimed novelist and Loyola English alumna Catherine Lacey '07, recently received rave reviews from the New York Times and Vogue for her second novel The Answers.
Dr. Hillary Eklund
Professor of English Dr. Hillary Eklund received the 2019 Monroe Kirk Spears Award from Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900 for her Spring 2019 article, "Shakespeare's Littoral and the Dramas of Loss and Store."
Department of English alumnus Kirby Voss serves as executive director of COOL Cooperative, an after-school program teaching children about filmmaking, and writes and directs his own feature films.