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Undergraduate Program

English majors have the opportunity to work closely with award winning faculty. Our classes are small, interactive, and focused on students.


Students choose from a variety of courses within every area of the English major and may develop concentrations in a number of fields.

Associate Professor Steven Miller

A list of current and past courses.

UB English student

Students choose from a variety of courses within every area of the English major.


Students can easily minor in English.


English Majors have the opportunity to participate in our Honors Program.

Students in writing workshop

The Creative Writing Certificate is designed to help students shape their worlds in words—to share their unique imaginative universe in writing.


The Journalism Certificate Program (JCP) is an interdisciplinary course of study that provides students with a foundation in writing and reporting for publication or broadcast.

Professor Ruth Mack working with a student

English majors have many opportunities to develop research projects while working closely with department faculty.

2013 UB Writing Prize Winners

The English Department offers a number of undergraduate prizes and awards for outstanding writing and research.

Contact Us

Associate Professor of English Randy Schiff

Randy Schiff

Associate Professor; Director of Undergraduate Studies

427 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0688


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Nicole Lazaro

Undergraduate Secretary

Undergraduate Office

303 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-2579