A degree in English at Saint Joseph’s University offers excellent training for many careers. Employers continue to seek talented and articulate individuals who can analyze complex situations. They are also interested in students who can think critically and write creatively and persuasively. Graduates of our program pursue advanced studies to prepare for teaching or pursue successful careers in a wide variety of fields.
An English major at Saint Joseph’s University will acquaint you with many forms of literary expression. You can choose concentrations in literature, writing, journalism, education, or drama, and often minor in another subject.
Small classes, careful advising, individualized instruction, and discussion-oriented seminars provide a vibrant learning atmosphere. An active internship program also offers opportunities to work in a variety of professions. These professions include print journalism, communications, media, publishing, public relations and community service. Additionally, English faculty members offer direction to those wishing to develop a portfolio for admission to graduate programs or other career objectives. If you’re interested in pursuing a professional writing career, you may apply to Saint Joseph’s University's M.A. in Writing Studies program during your senior year.