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Meet Our Students and Faculty


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.

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. Many head into the law. Some have published books soon after graduating. Others apply their critical and creative skills to careers in high tech. 

Our Alumni testimonials will give you an idea of the myriad possibilities a degree in English provides.

Check out our English Department Promotional Brochure click here to view and download, visit our department for paper copies on the third flood of Dante Hall.


For First Year Student Placement in English and for information regarding the General Requirement of English 4 and 5 or English 4c and 5c click here to go to the Composition page.