Undergraduate Advising & Support Services

Declaring the major in English begins with an intake meeting where an English Faculty member helps chart a path through the major based on student goals and introduces students to the rich culture of student groups in the department. Undergraduates can take part in at least two St. Louis Seminars each year where topic classes are offered in poetry and other genre in a seminar style small class experience specifically for advanced undergraduates. The Writing Associates Program offers both volunteer/internship possibilities and tutoring opportunities, and students may also receive tutoring by registering for the one-credit course, WR 195 Writing Tutorial.

Why study English? What’s required to earn a degree? It's all summarized in our major map.

Connect with an English Advisor

Interested in learning more about becoming an English major? Need help planning your courses? Advisors in the English Department can help. Please get in touch with the following people:

Stephanie Clark

Undergraduate Director
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: Stephanie Clark
Email: gsayre@uoregon.edu

Corbett Upton

Associate Undergraduate Director
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: Corbett Upton
Email: cupton@uoregon.edu

Undergraduate Clerk
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: Karen McClain
Email: mcclain2@uoregon.edu
Phone: 541-346-1500

IMPORTANT: All declared English majors are enrolled in the Canvas “English Department Information Site for Undergraduate Majors.” Please check this site frequently for timely announcements, course schedule information and events of interest to English majors. Click here to go to the UO Canvas login page.


What are you trying to do?

Declare the English major

Ready to continue your story with the Department of English? The next step is declaring the major or one of our minors. 

Declare my English major

Writing Associates

The Writing Associates Program offers tutoring services to undergraduates taking composition and lower-division English courses.

The Writing Associates Program

Individualized Study

Undergraduates can use this form to develop independent study courses in consultation with a department faculty member.

Individualized Study Forms


General Academic and Career Advising

The Tykeson College and Career Advising in Willie and Donald Tykeson Hall is UO's new advising center, located on 13th Avenue, between Johnson and Chapman Halls. At Tykeson Hall, you can work with professional college and career advisors who can help you explore your interests, schedule your classes, plan for graduation, discuss career interests, and more.

You can schedule an appointment with our Tykeson college and career advising team via the Navigate app available in the App Store or Google Play. Please visit the Office of Academic Advising's website for information about appointments and hours of operation.

Tykeson College and Career Advising is the academic and career advising destination for all students who:

  • Have not yet declared a major, referred to as exploring students
  • Are declared majors and minors in the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Are considering another major or exploring other majors
  • Want to explore career options and opportunities

Students with declared majors and minors in the College of Arts and Sciences should also continue to seek advice from faculty when they are looking for specific information about their chosen major or detailed information about their major department and its curricular and co-curricular offerings.


Links to University Advising Resources

Tykeson Advising Degree Maps:


Course Planning Documents

Below are advising documents that will help you plan your major coursework.

The annual Undergraduate Advising Supplement lists all courses offered in a particular year and what categories they satisfy. The English Major Worksheet contains a chart that will help you map out which categories you have finished and which ones you still need to fulfill.

Please refer to these advising documents for the English Major: