Expand your writing and speaking skills, develop a critical and historical understanding of the English language and its literature, and approach the interpretation of texts from multiple perspectives. For emerging writers, we offer a writing concentration within the English major.

The critical thinking and communication skills you gain as an English major will help you succeed in virtually any career you choose. Over the years, our graduates have gone on to successful careers in law, business, and education. Recent graduates have earned Ph.D.s from Yale and University of North Carolina, taught English in Taiwan through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, and held such jobs as investment counselor, journalist, library director – even a vice president of United Technologies.

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English major Rick Giordano ’18 is in his second year as Fellow at the Blue House, Elms College’s center for writers. He also spent part of the summer of 2016 in the poetry track of the prestigious Juniper Summer Writing Institute at UMass Amherst.