Ways to Study English
You can pursue a major in English or an English minor if you are majoring in another discipline. You can also pursue our 4+1 English/Writing Studies M.A. program to advance your career while saving time on your graduate degree study.
How will Saint Joseph’s University Prepare You for a Career in English?
Saint Joseph's University offers unique opportunities for English majors to demonstrate their writing skills by working for our student newspaper, The Hawk, or the campus literary magazine, Crimson and Gray. Students who write for The Hawk will learn how to report local campus events and news stories in Philadelphia in a clear, compelling manner. Those who write for Crimson and Gray will have the opportunity to publish their creative writing in a literary magazine, further enhancing their writing portfolio.
Saint Joseph’s University is also home to the Omicron Phi chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the official International English Honor Society. The Omicron Phi chapter offers membership to English majors and minors every year based on academic excellence, and membership to the organization provides important connections when securing a career.
Continue Your Education in English
A graduate degree can help you to better hone your skills in your field. If you’re interested in pursuing a professional writing career, the 4+1 English/Writing Studies program is available to pursue your master's degree, while completing your bachelor's at the same time. You can explore this option by enrolling in graduate classes during your junior and/or senior year. You can apply these credits to the 30-credit M.A. in Writing Studies.
Saint Joseph's offers a variety of graduate options to help undergraduates further develop their skills and advance their careers after graduation.