Undergraduate

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literary crush, english

Students who major in English develop considerable strengths as writers, speakers, and critical thinkers, which prepares them for a range of careers after graduation.

Many Fordham English majors have pursued successful careers in medicine, law, finance, teaching, social work, publishing, journalism, and creative writing. You’ll find some of our more recent graduates editing and publishing at firms like Penguin and MacMillan, writing for publications like Mashable, and pursuing graduate study in top programs such as those at Columbia and the University of Chicago. According to the 2013-2014 PayScale College Salary Report, Fordham graduates with English degrees earn more money than those from other American universities.

Whether you choose the English major, the concentration in creative writing, the English minor, or the creative writing minor, you will develop a broad knowledge of literature and culture from the present and the past. In small, discussion-based courses and writing workshops, you will acquire the skills required for the interpretation of all kinds of texts, as well as the principles of analytic and effective writing.