Dakota State University students walking around campus

Preparation + opportunity = success

That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

Majors & Degrees

English (BS)

Write your story

An English degree from Dakota State will prepare you to write your story and so much more. Study the literature of Britain, America, and beyond while selecting electives that fit your accompanying passions such as marketing or esports. 

Reasons to choose DSU for English

With over 40 open elective credits, DSU’s unique English degree is a great choice to combine critical thinking and creativity with any other major or minor. Students gain valuable writing and communication skills while having the ability to explore many interests.

Expert faculty with backgrounds in poetry, young adult literature, content area literacy, digital humanities, creative writing, media studies, and more will guide you along your educational journey infusing your learning with DSU’s cyber mission. An English degree from DSU will prepare you to use the latest tech and digital tools.

But the opportunities aren’t limited to the classroom for English majors: students can write for the Trojan Times, participate in open mic nights and theater productions, join the English honors society, or contribute to the New Tricks literary magazine. Students are also eligible for paid work positions as writing consultants and mentors in the DSU Writing Center.

Student athlete Jessi Giles credits the College of Arts & Sciences to her success

Set yourself apart

"The value of my degree from Dakota State has played a significant role in my early career. The digital media skills that I learned have really set me apart from my peers and enabled me to be a big contributor in my workplace from day one. Creating graphics, publishing on social media, and building websites are examples of vital skills that I learned that I now use every day." 

Jessi Giles, BS ’21

Rewarding Careers

Our graduates go on to enjoy a variety of career paths after completing their English degree with Dakota State.


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