Holy Family University is proud to offer students a highly supportive learning environment that values their personal and professional goals. Students in our English program thrive in our small yet challenging learning environment. Students majoring in English will be given opportunities that go beyond the classroom, including hands-on experience, which is a key component of a college education.

What Can You Do With This Major?

In addition to those students who go on to pursue studies in graduate programs and careers in education, many of our graduates have found careers as:

  • Corporate Communications Specialists
  • Policy and Procedure Analysts
  • Legislative Aides
  • Technical Writers
  • Grant Writers
  • Editorial Assistants
  • Advertising Copywriters
  • Publications Assistants

Major Coursework

The English major emphasizes period and genre literature courses and culminates in seminar study.

Some of the courses you will take as an English major include:

  • American Literature I & II
  • British Literature I & II
  • World Literature I & II
  • The English Language
  • Creative Writing

Real-World Experience

English students can gain real-world experience through Holy Family’s nationally recognized Experiential Learning program.

Some of the companies our students have worked with include:

  • Advertising Specialty Institute
  • NBC 10
  • New Jersey State Aquarium
  • Philly Edge
  • WBCB 1490 AM Radio

Career Success

Due to their excellent education, many of our English graduates have wonderful success stories in careers that stretch the boundaries of the expected.

Here are just a few of the positions our recent graduates hold:

  • Director of Government Relations, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern Pennsylvania
  • President, CMN Communications
  • Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Independence Blue Cross