Department of English, Writing and Journalism
The Department of English, Writing and Journalism is dedicated to providing the skills necessary for students to become articulate communicators who can analyze situations, express opinions and solve problems. Our programs introduce students to many forms of literary expression, critical thinking and communication.
The Department of English, Writing and Journalism at Saint Joseph's University helps students translate their interests and passions for writing, reading or communication into a career. Our department's academic programs, small classes, close advising, individualized instruction, discussion-oriented seminars and writing workshops provide a personal atmosphere for learning.
There is not a field in which language skills are not in demand, and English majors fit the bill. Some English majors pursue graduate studies in literature and language on the path to becoming teachers and professors while others establish successful careers in law, journalism, library science, editing, advertising, public relations, social media management, civil service, business and so much more.
News & Announcements
Aisha Lockridge, Ph.D., and Janée Burkhalter, Ph.D., examine how Black women artists operate and are perceived in the music industry through the Brandy vs. Monica Battle on Verzuz — an Instagram Live broadcast that pits Black legacy artists against each other in a friendly music competition.
Four faculty members were appointed to the prestigious Dirk Warren ’50 Sesquicentennial Chair position, as it has been reimagined to support multiple areas of expertise across the University.
Congratulations to all students who have won prestigious awards, including international teaching fellowships, the Barry M. Goldwater scholarship and a NASA space grant.
I always wanted to go into publishing. Being an English major at Saint Joseph's really helped me make connections in that field to get jobs. I landed in the right spot in publishing for the editorial field and would love to continue on this track. I want to work up this ladder and produce more diverse books that younger people can relate to."
I am so grateful for my Jesuit education; I feel like I was able to take a variety of courses that enabled me to see the world through different perspectives. With my two undergraduate majors and a graduate degree in writing studies, I felt prepared to enter the professional world and lead others."
My education at Saint Joseph's University taught me to be a stronger writer which has helped me every day in my work as a grant writer. My work in the writing center taught me how to be a better editor and the importance of having someone review your work."