In small, discussion-based classes led by a faculty of accomplished scholars and writers, Saint Mary’s English majors study the rich and diverse literature of the English-speaking cultures of the world.
The English major provides a broad foundation in the discipline. If you wish, you may focus on a particular area of interest by selecting one of the following concentrations within the major:
- Creative Writing;
- Literary History and Theory;
- Dramatic and Film Arts; and
- Preparation for High School teaching.
As an English major, you will work closely with your professors, reading, contemplating and writing about the principal genres of literature and the related medium of film. The critical thinking and writing skills an English major develops can be applied in a wide range of professions. Some of our graduates head for careers in teaching, writing and the arts. Some have published books soon after graduating. Others apply their critical and creative skills in marketing, web development and law. And while we can’t claim to have taught them everything they know, we even have a four-star chef among our grads.
Our Alumni profiles will give you an idea of the myriad possibilities a degree in English provides.