Department of English and Philosophy

Department of English and Philosophy

The Department of English and Philosophy offers majors courses ranging from medieval and Renaissance literature to modern and postmodern literature, including courses on fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction. Majors may also take courses in rhetoric and composition, language and linguistics, literary criticism, and creative writing. A cornerstone course, English as a Field of Study, introduces students to career possibilities and to the English faculty. Learn about the Composition program at AUM and the English Placement Test.

Want to learn more about the Department of English and Philosophy? Check out our blog!

English and Philosophy Department

Our students benefit from a varied and supportive environment that includes small classes and intensive, personal instruction from experienced professors who hold terminal degrees and have published significant research in their specialties. You’ll have a wealth of opportunities to develop intellectually while pursuing diverse academic, professional and personal goals.

Our offerings include a Bachelor of Arts in English and minors in:

Creative Writing
English Language and Literature
Writing and Editing

We also offer a certificates in:
Professional and Technical Writing
Teaching Writing

Explore our English and Philosophy clubs and organizations, as well as scholarships, job opportunities, internships and our student run publication Filibuster for English students.

English as a Pre-Law Degree

Did you know English is a great degree for law school?

Law schools are looking for students who can:

  • Build, defend, and critique arguments effectively
  • Conduct research
  • Write clearly and correctly
  • Speak well

These are the same skills that are fostered in the English program at AUM. The American Bar Association recommends an undergraduate education with a broad scope of education in English language and literature, philosophy, history, human behavior and social interaction, and basic mathematical competence.

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences offers students a traditional liberal arts education to meet the needs of the 21st century, allowing them to compete for a variety of careers in an increasingly complex and evolving world.


Students are strongly encouraged to see their advisor every semester to ensure that they make informed choices that will keep them on the path to graduation and to discuss career options. English majors with 0 – 58 semester hours are advised in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Scienes Advising Center. English majors with more than 58 semester hours are advised by Dr. Eric Sterling ([email protected] or (334) 244-3760).

  Location   Liberal Arts 337
  Mail Address   P.O. Box 244023
Montgomery, AL 36124
  Phone   334-244-3376
  Office Hours   8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday
  Physical Address for Deliveries   7041 Senators Drive
Montgomery, AL 36117
  Fax   334-244-3740

Department of English and Philosophy

Want More Info About AUM?


Taylor Center 101


7400 East Drive Montgomery, AL 36117

Office Hours

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday

Call Today





[email protected]

    Let’s GO!

    Virtual Map of Campus.

    Start your adventure to campus life by clicking on our interactive map. Discover the AUM scene and its unique work-life balance. Take a virtual tour of featured facilities that provide comfort, convenience, exercise, and relaxation. Join a community of independent living and group activities that offset the challenging work week.