Program Overview

Thinking about a Bachelor of Arts in English? With over 500 undergraduates, 80 graduate students, and more than 70 full-time and adjunct faculty, we are a large and dynamic community dedicated to building knowledge in the field of English Studies. Whether your passion lies in Literature, Rhetoric & Writing, Creative Writing, English Education, or other specialties in the discipline, we'll help you hone the key skills—persuasive writing, deep reading, critical thinking, and clear speaking—that are essential to professional success and informed citizenship in today's world.


Program Highlights

The English Department sponsors a vibrant cultural life that includes a renowned Poetry Center, readings by notable authors, two student literary journals (Daedalus and Literati), an English Club, an English Alumni organization, numerous student awards and scholarships, and local chapters of the Sigma Tau Delta English honors society and the National Council of Teachers in English (NCTE). Our students and faculty are also actively involved in the university’s ongoing sustainability efforts. All of these opportunities enable students to expand their learning experience beyond the classroom and collaborate with others who share their passions.


What can I do with this degree?

To the question "What can you do with an English degree?" we say: "What can't you do?" Our graduates enjoy successful careers in publishing, journalism, education, management, law, marketing, advertising, social media, human resources, and business. Many seek advanced degrees in English, law, information & library science, and other fields. Whatever career path you pursue, English will prepare you for any profession that values the kind of interpretive analysis, creative problem-solving, and polished communication central to the discipline of English Studies.

Some positions held by graduates include:

  •  Assistant Professor (at many prestigious universities)
  • Blogger
  • Competitive Intelligence
  • Development Officer
  • Digital Content Creator
  • Digital Marketing Coordinator
  • Diplomat, United States Department of State
  • Director of Sales
  • Disc Jockey
  • Editing, marketing, and production managers at international publishing houses
  • English Teacher
  • Executive Recruiter
  • Global Marketing Director
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • News Director
  • Partner at major law firms
  • Poetry Critic
  • Producer
  • Professor of Law
  • Publishing Specialist
  • Reporter
  • Senior Recruiter

At companies and graduate schools like:

  • Alvernia University
  • Brandeis University 
  • The College Board
  • University of Delaware
  • Drexel University
  • Eastern University
  • Lehigh University
  • University of Maryland
  • Neumann University
  • Rosemont College
  • Rutgers
  • Temple University
  • The Times Herald
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Valley Forge Casino
  • Villanova University
  • University of Virginia

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