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English

Students in Fordham's bachelor's degree program in English build an inclusive knowledge of literature, develop critical interpretation skills, and learn the principles of critical and creative writing.

As an English student at Fordham, you'll find:

  • a comprehensive study of literature across history
  • creative writing courses taught by successful authors, and the option for a creative writing concentration
  • a wide range of electives and seminars that allow you to choose what you want to read and study
  • a variety of on-campus groups and publications-like Poets Out Loud and The Ampersand literary magazine-that provide an outlet for creative expression

Careers
English majors often go on to do graduate work at Fordham or other prestigious universities, or to pursue careers in a variety of fields:

  • teaching
  • writing
  • editing
  • communications
  • law
  • management

The English major is designed to build an inclusive knowledge of literature, to develop skills required for the critical interpretation of texts and to teach the principles of critical and creative writing.

The bachelor's degree program in English is available at the Lincoln Center, Rose Hill and Westchester campuses.