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Program Facts

  • English courses encourage students to develop strong critical thinking and communication skills
  • Students have significant flexibility and choice in course selection when designing their program of study
  • English majors can earn a traditional B.A. or a B.A. with teaching licensure
  • Majors and minors discuss and write about a wide selection of the great works of literature
  • Students benefit from close contact with faculty who have expertise in areas such as Medieval literature and culture, writing, women's literature and Irish literature
  • Classes are taught by well-respected and professionally involved faculty

Program Requirements

Major: 40 credits
Minor: 20 credits


While internships are not required for the English major, a number of students have completed internships at local publications such as New Moon Magazine, The Senior Reporter and Woman Today.


Employers place considerable value on the ability to communicate effectively and to solve problems. Perhaps the most valuable benefit from a degree in English is the versatility it provides for future career paths. Graduates can find employment in such exciting career fields as business, law, public relations, advertising, journalism, education, writing and publishing. Graduates of the program have also gone on to pursue graduate study in a variety of disciplines at distinguished institutions across the country.

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  • "The English department at CSS is better than any other program I have looked at in the area. The professors are so passionate about their work and their students. I always feel welcome in my classes and they are really fun to be in! The English program at CSS has helped me in my writing, as well as my reading comprehension. I will never forget my time here."

    – Andrew Schreyer, ‘14