English Studies Department

Understand the world through literature from around the globe as you develop your analytical abilities through academic writing.
A student highly engaged in the classroom

No matter your interest: Literature, Teacher Education, or Professional Writing, you'll develop a strong foundation in literature as you explore styles and authors throughout history.

Majors and Concentrations


Recognize the profound issues which cross geographic and temporal boundaries and become a critical thinker with sharpened writing and verbal skills.

Professional Writing

Study courses in journalism, technical writing, or creative writing and submit independent work to our literary magazines and the campus newspaper.

Middle and Secondary Education

Gain a solid foundation in literature as well as secondary school teaching methods as you gain initial licensure.

First Year Studies

We give you the tools to succeed by working with you early on to ensure you're well-prepared for your area of study.

First-Year Writing Sequence

The first-year writing sequence gives you the necessary foundation for critical thinking through academic writing.

Beyond the Classroom

Student Publications

Whether you're looking to write fiction for our literary journal, contribute to the student newspaper, or develop lifestyle content for one of our other publications, there's so many ways to get involved.  
Read more about: Student Publications


From hands-on experience that prepares you for the world beyond education to faculty-sponsored writing associates, you can hone your skills in a number of ways.  
Read more about: Internships

Scholarships and Awards

Our department offers yearly scholarships to qualified students. Here's what they are and how you can apply to them. 
Read more about: Scholarships and Awards

Other Opportunities

From clubs and organizations to studying abroad, there are many more ways to have the experience you desire. 
Read more about: Other Opportunities

Questions? Get in touch!

Please reach out with any questions you might have, either though the contact information below or by contacting the department chair, Lisa Gim at 978.665.3444.