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Bachelor of Arts in English

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The study of literature is the study of the human experience, reflecting on the lives of others through their creative expression. Explore, integrate, and challenge key issues in literature, culture and contemporary society through the study of fiction, drama, poetry, essays, biographies, journals, diaries, and periodicals.

Why Study English at Rosemont?

As an English major at Rosemont, you’ll join a close-knit community of students and faculty, all of whom are passionate about language. You’ll take courses that span the history of American, British, and world literature. Learn to apply literary criticism and theory, and strengthen your skills in creative, academic, and professional writing.

As with all our academic programs, the Rosemont experience is marked by small classes, close collaboration, and plenty of one-on-one mentorship with outstanding faculty. No matter what discipline you choose as your major or minor, you’ll access more opportunities both in and out of the classroom due to our small size.

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Student Life Opportunities for English Majors

Rosemont offers 20+ clubs and extracurricular opportunities, with more forming all the time. Many English majors participate in the student-run literary magazine, Thorn, Rosemont College's own literary and art magazine. We are also home to an improv and scripted theater club, and a book club.

English Major Careers

The career possibilities open to Rosemont English majors are endless. They become successful lawyers, editors, novelists, professors, magazine writers, teachers, and executives in advertising and public relations, among many other rewarding, prestigious, and lucrative fields. 

Experiential learning  is a vital component of the Undergraduate College, and the Office of Career Services helps facilitates these experiences to prepare graduates for the transition into the workforce. 

Rosemont graduates enjoy professional success in media, non-profit administration, law, communications (including public relations), and more. Rosemont English graduates have also earned advanced degrees in Creative Writing and English literature, law, library science, education, and business management.