School of Arts and Sciences

Department of English and Foreign Languages

If you enjoy reading and writing, Langston University’s English program is just what you need to perfect your skills and explore a world of career options for English majors. Develop and diversify your writing skills and become a well-rounded writer prepared for a variety of professional opportunities with an English degree from Langston University.


It is the mission of the Department of English and Foreign Languages to develop in students a proficiency and an appreciation for the past and present structure of the English language and its related literature. We are also passionate about teaching students to speak, read and write Spanish or French, and cultivating an appreciation for these and other cultures.

Degree Options

The Department of English and Foreign Languages offers two plans of study that lead to the Bachelor of Arts degree in English and the Bachelor of Arts degree in English Education. Minors are available in two foreign languages: Spanish and French. The faculty, 80% percent of whom have doctorate degrees, prepare the entire student body for written language proficiency.


Dr. Cindy Ross-Gibbs
Department Chair
Jones Hall, Room 105, Langston OK 73050
English Writing Lab

Need help with your English homework? Need assistance with Canvas? Want to improve your test scores? We can help!

Visit the Writing Lab in

2nd Floor Common Area
G. Lamar Harrison Library

Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Join Us For These Events!

45th Anniversary Luncheon: LU-Tulsa

June 13, 2024
The Langston University urban campuses located in Oklahoma City and Tulsa will commemorate their 45-year anniversaries this June with celebratory luncheons. LU-Tulsa will celebrate its 45-year anniversary with a luncheon in the Doubletree by Hilton in Downtown Tulsa on June 13. The deadline to purchase tickets is June 6. Tickets can be purchased for $45 at Paid parking available near ...

Juneteenth Informational Fair

June 13, 2024
Langston University will host a Juneteenth Informational Fair at the Oklahoma City campus, 7401 N. Kelley Avenue, on Thursday, June 13 from 5-7 p.m. The event, sponsored by LU’s Reach Higher Program, will feature family-friendly activities such as a bounce house, face painting and food. It will also give attendees an opportunity to learn about Langston’s online bachelor’s degree in ...

We Roar In Dallas: A One-Stop Enrollment Event

June 22, 2024
Interested students and their family are invited to attend Langston University’s “WE ROAR IN DALLAS” event on Saturday, June 22, 2024 from 10 am to 2 pm in the Christian Temple of Faith Fellowship Hall at 14120 Noel Road in Dallas! During this FREE event, meet with Admissions, Financial Aid, Advising, and Housing Representatives at Oklahoma’s only Historically Black College ...

Lion Camp 2024

July 26, 2024
Lion Camp is a time for new students to venture to campus, meet fellow Lions, and begin their academic and campus engagement experience. The purpose of Lion Camp is to make your transition to college life as smooth and enjoyable as possible while also integrating you and your family into the Langston University community. Students who attend Lion Camp get ...

Fall Classes Start August 5th

August 5, 2024
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