English, B.A. UG
The English major fosters skills in critical analysis, independent thinking, creativity, research, and writing. Students take core courses in literary analysis, literary history, language, creative writing, and focused research.
What Can I Do with this Degree?
In addition to those students who go on to pursue studies in graduate programs and careers in education, many Holy Family University graduates have found careers in these professional positions:
- Advertising copywriters
- Corporate communications specialists
- Editorial assistants
- Grant writers
- Legislative aides
- Policy and procedure analysts
- Publications assistants
- Technical writers
- Degree Awarded
- Bachelor of Arts
- Program Type
- Program Location
- Main Campus - Northeast Philadelphia
Students in this major work closely with faculty and their peers in small classes and prepare for careers after graduation with access to experiential learning through our internship program, Study Abroad, and preparation for graduate study.
Students study the most important works of English literature, including not only the foundational texts in the literary history, but also the diverse artists and works that drive that tradition today. Classes offer a wide range of areas of interest, including border studies, digital cultures, global anglophone literatures, rhetoric, and film.
Where Students and Alumni Intern and Work
English students can gain real-world experience through Holy Family’s nationally recognized internship program. Some of the organizations our students have worked with and graduates are employed by include:
- Advertising Specialty Institute
- Glen Foerd
- New Jersey State Aquarium
- No Longer Bound Prevention Services
- Philly Edge
- US Dream Academy
- Valley School District Bensalem
- WBCB 1490 AM Radio
- WHYY FM
Students have the opportunity to join the staff of Folio, Holy Family University's literary magazine since 1959Learn More
Ryan Keller '17
Every day is a new adventure at Holy Family University. I'm always learning something new about my field of study. At Holy Family University, I had the chance to study abroad in Finland and Sweden. That trip was my first time out of the country. It truly was an incredible experience and simply life-changing.
Literature, Minor UG
Literature enhances any program. A close study of Literature improves critical thinking and an appreciation for good writing, both of which provide a strong foundation for any career.
Writing, Minor UG
The minor in Writing provides students with an opportunity to develop expertise in writing for academic, professional, civic, and personal purposes.
Creative Writing, Minor UG
The minor in Creative Writing is focused on the three major genres of nonfiction, poetry, and fiction. Cross-genre writing and fluidity of writing style are encouraged for students to explore their creative potential.
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Young Writers Studio Summer Camp
For Students Entering 9th to 12th GradeLearn More
Explore your creative side! This summer Holy Family University will host the Young Writers Studio Summer Camp to provide an inspirational environment for young people to meet like-minded peers, and grow their creative abilities.