Vision & Mission
The Department of English will provide programs of the highest quality to graduate effective thinkers, readers, and writers who can address challenges of the new century.
The UTEP Department of English is committed to innovative teaching, scholarship, and service that promote cultural awareness, diversity, and ethical responsibility through the study of literature, language, and rhetoric. The English Department is the largest department in the university, contributing in essential ways to students' personal growth, knowledge, and critical thinking abilities. As part of a university situated on the U.S./Mexico border, the department's undergraduate and graduate programs offer unique opportunities for studying diverse literatures, aesthetics, and cultures; composition, professional writing, and rhetoric in digital formats; and teacher preparation in a bicultural environment. The English Department’s graduates go on to successful careers in education at all levels, research, professional writing and editing, publishing, business and law.
The Department houses three programs that offer undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as minors and professional certificates: