Welcome to English

Seattle is an unparalleled setting to pursue our degrees in Literature, Creative Writing, Film Studies, and Writing Studies. We are one of the most literatesmartestgreenestmost caffeinated, and all-around best cities for young people, near the heart of downtown, within walking distance of jobs, and a stone's throw from cinemas, theaters, cafes, and restaurants. There are readings, literary events, and film events or festivals somewhere in Seattle every week.

We offer courses in literature, creative writing, and film that deepen your world view, your understanding of complex questions about yourself and the world we live in, and your capacity to think critically and creatively in order to make a difference. Our professors are committed to your intellectual and creative development.  In the Jesuit tradition, we are committed to your personal and professional formation as well.

Welcome to English

Our Degrees

Join our diverse community of readers, creative writers, literary scholars, filmmakers, and cultural critics.

BA | BA with Departmental Honors | Minor

The art of language and the tools of literacy are necessary not only for self-understanding, self-expression, and self-realization, but for full participation in social, cultural, and political life.

BA | BA with Departmental Honors | Minor

Good readers make good writers. Rather than a stand-alone writing degree, we offer a literature-focused major with a Creative Writing concentration in the belief that developing critical reading and analytical skills is essential to a writer’s evolution.


Develop your skills and versatility as a writer, further your success in your undergraduate courses and gain a competitive edge in graduate school and the job market.

BA | Minor

Gain a disciplinary knowledge of film as an art form; its history, aesthetics, craft, genres, and great directors and situate film in its global context with studies of cinema all over the world.

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News & Events

  • Darwin Day Celebration

    Darwin Day Celebration

    Join us in the Popko Lounge on February 12 to commemorate Charles Darwin's birth.

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  • Internship Fair

    Internship Fair

    Check out the Arts & Sciences Internship Fair on February 6, in the Campion Ballroom from 11 AM - 12 PM

  • Upcoming Creative Writing Events

    Upcoming Creative Writing Events

    Creative Writing to Host Book Launch and Panel Discussion Events in Winter 2018.

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  • Visiting Writers

    Visiting Writers

    Learn about our 2017-18 Visiting Writers.

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  • University Awards

    University Awards

    English Department Wins Numerous University Awards in 2016-17.