English Major

English Major

Analyze and understand the written word. Create a distinct voice all your own. Get ready.

If you are passionate about language and literature, then majoring in English at St. Joseph’s University, New York could be the perfect choice for you. Join our Department of English, and explore how stories have the potential to change the world.

Gain an understanding of the history and politics of literary art from accomplished professors who bring wide-ranging interests and expertise to the table. Our literature classes deal with genres and themes that help students interpret and analyze various texts. Our creative writing courses promote the development of imaginative prose and poetry.

The English department participates in many interdisciplinary areas, offering key courses in American studies, women’s studies, environmental studies and film/media studies. Get ready for a world of possibilities with a bachelor's in English from SJNY. 

Taylor Wojcik ’25
English Major with a Concentration in Adolescence Education 

"Throughout the course of my time within the English program, I have been challenged to not only explore literature, but to explore myself through my writing, as well. It has been a pleasure to work with the faculty in the English department and to be challenged everyday as it prepares me for the future. Along the way, I have made valuable friendships and connections to last a lifetime."


Match it with a Minor: An English major pairs well with such minors as art history, film and media, journalism and new media studies, philosophy, psychology, religious studies, sociology, Spanish and speech.


Present Your Research: Expand your resume and present at conferences across the United States. Each year, our students present at our very own Student Research Symposium as well as national and international conferences.


Broad Range of Opportunities: Graduates have followed various careers, including author, biographer, book critic, columnist, communications manager, editor, publisher, literary agent, newscaster, playwright, poet, sports writer and speech writer.