The Department of English at Chapman University teaches the creation and critical study of texts in all forms.
Undergraduate students may pursue B.F.A. in Creative Writing or a B.A. in English with a concentration in either literature or journalism. Minors in English, journalism and special studies are also available to students of other departments.
Graduate students are offered programs to earn an M.A. in English, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing, or a unique "dual-degree" program that combines the two.
Students are encouraged to take courses in and across specialized areas, including literary and critical courses in theory, creative writing, journalism, rhetoric and composition and linguistics.