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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

Program Information

Degree Awarded
  • Bachelor of Arts
Program Type
  • Major
Program Location
  • Main Campus - Northeast Philadelphia

Program Overview

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
  • NBC10
  • New Jersey State Aquarium
  • No Longer Bound Prevention Services
  • Philly Edge
  • US Dream Academy
  • Valley School District Bensalem
  • WBCB 1490 AM Radio
  • WHYY FM

Folio

Students have the opportunity to join the staff of Folio, Holy Family University's literary magazine since 1959

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Then/Now

Ryan Keller '17

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.
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