Degree Options: Major, Minor
Locations: Lincoln Center, Rose Hill
Visit the English Department
Intellectual rigor meets creative expression in the English major at Fordham.
Chaucer’s squire struggled to find the words to describe the sublime beauty of a princess in a far-off land. But Chaucer didn’t. Writers capture on the page the complexity of human experience. Learn how literature has evolved—and tell your own tales—in the English major at Fordham.
You will delve into a comprehensive survey of English literature to critically interpret texts and understand the principles of effective writing. You’ll contribute to our literary journals and talk shop with leading literature scholars. And you’ll do it all in New York City—the publishing capital of the world.
Of course, you’ll learn more than English here. You’ll also study philosophy, theology, economics, mathematics, languages, science, and the performing arts through Fordham’s common core curriculum, the centerpiece of our liberal arts education.