The Department of English at UNO works to increase the general literacy and cultural awareness of UNO students and also the citizens of Omaha and its immediate surroundings. Faculty are considerably involved in the Service Learning Academy, in area public high schools, in city- and state-wide cultural and literary societies, in public readings and lectures, in area literary competitions and a wide array of publication outlets, and at national and international venues, such as Fulbright and CLEPS.


Across all of our efforts in teaching, research, creative activity, and service, the UNO Department of English is a vital component of the university’s strategic mission: to make students our focus, to promote academic excellence, and to engage with our community.


Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Arts in English

The Bachelor of Arts in English may be completed through one of four concentrations, each with some overlap in course requirements to allow students to migrate efficiently between concentrations.


Minors Offered         

English minor


Certificates Offered

Certificate in course in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


Other information

All coursework taken for the English major or minor must be completed with a grade of “C-“ or better.



Arts and Sciences Hall, Room 192

(402) 554-2635





Student Groups

Sigma Tau Delta (English Honor Society)