The English and Literary Studies major balances survey and seminar, American, British, and world literature while you study genre, period, and theme. Your courses will emphasize the interdisciplinary and multicultural dimensions of literature and life.
Prepare for life with internships, co-ops, and service learning placements at organizations such as John Wiley & Sons, Simon & Schuster, the New York Public Library, the Margaret Sanger Papers Project, the Jane Addams Papers Project, The Feminist Press, Foxbusiness.com, Paterson Public Schools, and Stryker Orthopaedics.
You can choose to expand your career options by minoring or concentrating in Creative Writing. Majoring in English and Literary Studies is a practical choice that helps you develop the communications skills employers want. At the same time, students enjoy studying their favorite authors and discover new ones.
Fire up your imagination by getting involved with Trillium, the college literary magazine, or joining the English and Literary Studies Club and the Omega Omega Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta (the national English Honor Society).
Our students have had their work published in such publications as Salon, The Guardian, The Hairpin, Truth-Out, Buzzfeed, Esquire, Paste, Hazlett, Bustle, Femsplain, The New Republic, The Toast.