English at a Glance


   English B.A.
   English Minor


    Film Studies Program
    Mass Communication Program
    Music Program
   Theatre Arts Program
    Visual Arts Program


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   School of Humanities

Dillard University English Program

English goes beyond the text of literature. It studies how language is shaped by history, psychology and culture. With the award-winning Dillard English faculty, learn to articulate your research and gain writing skills that will sustain you throughout your career. Dillard English’s extensive training in writing, coupled with critical reading skills, will help you secure a seat at any table.

Picture yourself walking in the footsteps of distinguished Dillard alumni such as Pulitzer Prize winner Jericho Brown as well as others with rewarding careers in academia, government, media, entertainment and business.

Learn more about earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English or an English Minor from Dillard University. Visit the Dillard University School of Humanities.

Start your academic  journey at Dillard University, Louisiana’s oldest HBCU.

Program Contact

School of Humanities
2601 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans Louisiana 70122

Ph. (504) 283 – 8822

Office Hours:
M-F 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

English Degrees and Programs

Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of English studies at Dillard University, where dynamic coursework, engaging discussions, and hands-on experiences prepare you for diverse career paths in literature, writing, and communication.

student holding school of humanities signStudent Learning Outcomes

  • Develop critical reading and analytical skills through diverse literary exploration.
  • Demonstrate effective written and oral communication.
  • Engage in scholarly research practices to support arguments.
  • Apply literary theory to analyze texts across genres and cultures.
  • Cultivate empathy and cultural appreciation through literary study.


The English programs and organizations are dedicated to building students’ leadership and intellectual skills outside of the classroom. Those organizations include:

  • Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society
  • The Dillard Review, a journal of arts and letters
  • The Dillard University English Club
  • The English Journal
  • Tom Dent Literary Festival

Join Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana and become part of our community of leaders, thinkers, and artists.

Learn more about the admissions process and get started today.

Dillard University will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth and will reopen on Thursday, June 20, at 8 a.m.