The Undergraduate English Program
Welcome to English!
Welcome to the English Program at West Texas A&M University. Our department features award-winning scholars and teachers, dedicated to each student with whom they interact. Our academically rigorous classes are small, allowing us to treat students as individuals and fine-tune degrees for their particular professional needs. We have a lot of fun, too! 
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English Degree Programs

Our majors prepare students for a variety of post-college possibilities that require excellent critical thinking and communications skills, including graduate school, professional schools, and careers in diverse fields like writing, publishing, editing, law, government, grant writing, politics, journalism, business, and education. What will you do with your degree? Whatever you decide, let us help! And distinguish yourself by getting involved.


Our Minors and Certificates go well with any degree.

The English Minor

The Western American Studies Minor

The Creative Writing Minor

The Technical and Professional Communication Certificate

The MA in English

English Activities and Organizations

In addition to regular courses, we offer a variety of ways for students to distinguish themselves and get involved. You may find yourself at a theater production with other students in the POEM/AS social club, attending the Great Books Series just for fun, exploring archives at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum with CSAW fellows, finding an editing internship through our Sigma Tau Delta honors program, publishing and editing your poetry or stories in the student journal Legacy, listening to a High Plains Poetry Project reading, presenting your paper at a regional research conference such as Pathways or the WT Undergraduate Research Conference, developing a Capstone research project appropriate for a WT Presidential Scholarship, or preparing your application for a post-graduate position.



Dr. Bonnie Roos
Professor of English and Department Head
English, Philosophy, and Modern Languages
West Texas A&M University
2403 Russell Long Boulevard
Canyon, TX 79015