48 months
29754 USD/year
29754 USD/year
13922 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The English major at Wayne State University is designed to introduce students to these skills and to provide a challenging and flexible liberal arts education as well as a pre-professional program for students interested in careers in education, law, business, and other professions.


Building upon the cultural diversity and urban experience that distinguishes Wayne State University, an English degree equip students with the intellectual knowledge and practical tools to thrive in an increasingly diverse and interconnected world, by teaching them to understand the power and influence of literature and other forms of textual and media production, circulation, and interpretation; and by imparting skill and fluency in close reading, critical thinking, rhetorical analysis, and writing in multiple genres.

Our major and minor requirements allow students to shape their programs according to their own interests. English majors may concentrate in a variety of areas, such as rhetoric and composition studies, literary and cultural studies, film and media studies, and creative writing. 

English majors at Wayne State University can also complement their degrees with one of our departmental minors in film studies, creative writing, and professional writing. Our students also frequently co-major or minor in interdisciplinary fields such as film, gender, sexuality and women's studies, African American studies, pre-med, journalism, and linguistics. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Rhetoric and Writing
  • Introduction to Cultural Studies
  • Introduction to Literary Studies
  • Introduction to Creative Writing
  • English Literature to 1700
  • American Literature to 1865
  • English Literature after 1700
  • American Literature after 1865
  • Survey of African-American Literature
  • Topics in Women's Studies
  • Topics in Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Topics in Film and Media

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • High school or secondary school academic perfomance
  • ACT or SAT score (required for automatic merit scholarship consideration by Undergraduate Admissions
  • Rigor of high school curriculum
  • Meeting Wayne State's English proficiency requirements
  • Any other supporting documentation requested

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29754 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29754 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    29754 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29754 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    13922 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13922 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Detroit

1050 - 1770 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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