Welcome to English

Seattle is an unparalleled setting to pursue our degrees in Literature, Creative Writing, 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 and literary events somewhere in Seattle every week.

We offer courses in literature and creative writing 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, and cultural critics.

Our Degrees

Get Involved

We have several exciting opportunities for you to get involved, develop your writing (creative or academic), editing, and/or research skills, and learn beyond the classroom. Check them out!

The Writing Center is one of the five Learning Commons Partners dedicated to supporting students in the Library. We are students from a range of majors—business to English to engineering—prepared to help you at any stage of the writing process. We look forward to working with you! 

Fragments, established in 1958, is an annual publication of the best literature and visual art of the Seattle University community. If you are interested in joining the staff, please contact Susan Meyers at meyerss@seattleu.edu. Copies of Fragments are available in the English Department.

SUURJ was developed to highlight the research achievements of Seattle University undergraduate students through a peer-reviewed online publication.  It is also designed to provide an editorial apprenticeship experience for students through a credit-bearing program that trains students to share stewardship of the journal.

Internships, Jobs, Careers

Internships are opportunities for English majors to work in professional settings, either for experience or for payment, and to receive 1 to 5 upper division credits toward the major for your work.  At the same time, you develop valuable work experience.  You must be a junior or senior and have the permission of the Director of Internships, Dr. June Johnson Bube. All internships are pass/fail.

Alumni at Work

Meet some of our alumni and learn about their jobs and careers.


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