In addition to majors and minors in English and writing studies, the English department also houses the WRT 100 and ENG 110 programs. Both WRT 100 (Writing and Rhetoric) and ENG 110 (Literary Perspectives) are required for all students at Niagara University. We also offer a variety of electives in literature and writing that can fulfill general education requirements. Curious about why people study English? We've got some answers for you.

What's Happening In The English Department

Max Stephan Publishes Mycopoetry with Finishing Line Press

Max Stephan's second book of poetry, Mycopoetry, a Finalist in the 2019 Finishing Line Press Chapbook Contest, has recently been published by Finishing Line Press.

Max Stephan, 2020 Slipstream Press Chapbook Contest Winner

Slipstream Press is pleased to announce that Max Stephan of Orchard Park, NY (and a member of the NU English department) has been selected as the winner of the 2020 Poetry Chapbook Competition for his collection "Poems About the American Brother."

Recognizing Our Majors


Dr. Kot and some of the participants at the 2018 Undergraduate Research Conference.

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Dr. Martin and Dr. Kot with the English Department award winners at the 2018 Day of Recognition for the College of Arts and Sciences.