Texas Tech University

Department of English

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From Here, It's Possible

The Department of English of Texas Tech University is committed to innovative teaching, intrepid research, and agile learning. We are pioneers on the frontiers of the humanities, working at the intersections of literature, linguistics, creative writing, composition and rhetoric, and technical communication.

We are 50 faculty, 150 graduate students, 300 majors, and 300 minors sharing the opportunities and challenges involved in the interpretation and production of texts and the promotion of literacy. Our students enrich their academic experience majoring in English or Technical Communication, or adding our degree as a second major or minor. Our students enrich their lives, add value to their degrees, and work to position themselves better in competitive job markets.

English Degree Programs

Develop strong critical analysis and problem solving skills while exploring English and worldwide literature.

Technical Communication and Rhetoric Degree Programs

Prepare for a career in technical writing, academia, web development and more in one of the nation's most well respected TCR programs.

Distance/Online Learning

Texas Tech houses one of the first and foremost online learning programs in English and Technical Communication and Rhetoric.


  • Welcome, Eleanor Mode, as our new undergraduate advisor in English, Technical Communication, and Philosophy! Eleanor can be reached through english.advisor@ttu.edu, at 806.834.8986, or in room 211C.
  • Please review scholarships and awards opportunities offered through English and A&S. You have to put yourself into a position of being competitive, which means thinking through this Fall Semester about your application.
  • Yuan Shu has received this year's Faculty International Scholarship Award, one of the Global Vision Awards offered annually by TTU's Office of International Affairs. Dr. Shu's selection was based on his promoting international exchange between Asia and North America, engaging in academic collaborations with partners around the nation and the world, producing scholarship with national and international implications, and lecturing and presenting at national and international conferences and institutions of higher education.
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Texas Tech University
Department of English
P.O. Box 43091
Lubbock, TX 79409-3091

Phone: 806.742.2501
Fax: 806.742.0989


Department of English