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Welcome to the captivating world of language, literature, and critical analysis. The Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in Literary Studies is a program for those who take pleasure in reading, craft, and culture. You will examine tragic dramas to experimental novels, ancient epics to animated films, and consider how these creations continue to shape us and our world. You’ll work closely with professors who are passionate about literature and who will challenge you to think critically and creatively about the works you read. Explore the range of human thought and experience as expressed in language and story in the Literary Studies concentration of the English major.

But what about your future? Rest assured, the career opportunities for graduates of our program are as expansive as the literary landscape itself. With your finely honed analytical and communication skills, you’ll be well-prepared for a variety of paths. Pursue a career in publishing, where you can shape the literary landscape by discovering new voices and promoting impactful stories. Become a journalist, sharing stories and ideas with the world through the power of the written word. Our students have ample access to internships and career opportunities that will capitalize on their skills and passions.



Program Level

  • Undergraduate Concentration

Degree Type

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

English Program Outcomes

The demand for skilled communicators, critical thinkers, collaborators, creators, and adaptable professionals is soaring across industries, making an English degree an invaluable asset in the competitive job market. With an ever-expanding digital landscape, the need for talented individuals who can write, analyze, collaborate, and communicate with a human touch has never been greater.

The versatility you gain with a Bachelors of Arts in English allows you access to a variety of career fields, including marketing, User Experience (UX), copywriter, advertising, public relations, and publishing. Jobs in legal and management fields continue to call for candidates who are strong in all the areas our English major curriculum helps develop. Employers are increasingly seeking individuals with exceptional communication skills, critical thinking abilities, and a deep understanding of the written word—distinctly human skills that our program cultivates.

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Careers in English

The study of English within the unique, career-driven context of the College prepares students for jobs valuing critical thinking, cultural knowledge, creativity, collaborative spirit, and finely honed communication skills.

Our English major graduates have gone on to successful careers in education, law, publishing, journalism, public policy, and even nursing, with many completing graduate and law degrees along their way.

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Wilmington, DE 19808
(302) 998-8814

Goldey-Beacom College is a Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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