Success in any field begins with superior writing and analytical talents. Our programs produce graduates who are highly skilled—and highly employable.

You want to be a published writer, an acclaimed poet, or a hard-hitting journalist. Maybe you’re interested in comparative literature, linguistics, or teaching. As an English major, you’ll have access to the faculty and courses that can help you achieve your goals. You’ll do fieldwork in and around New York City; study your craft with published, critically acclaimed authors; and develop the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills prized in fields from public relations to law. Our graduates find success in a wide range of careers and in the nation’s top graduate programs.

News and Events

Recent news

Finding the Words
Alumni, Best of BC, English, Faculty, School of Humanities and Social Sciences | May 24, 2023

Professor Joseph Entin and alumna Clare Callahan ’08 M.A. ask us to use our imaginations to address poverty.

Class of 2023: Storytelling at its Finest
Best of BC, English, Mellon Undergraduate Transfer Student Program, Uncategorized | May 16, 2023

Salama Patrick looks forward to taking the next step in her writing career to create authentic stories to entertain audiences of all ages.

Two Brooklyn College Faculty Members Named 2023 Guggenheim Fellows
BC News, Classics, English, Faculty, Film, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Visual, Media and Performing Arts | April 11, 2023

Professor of English Tanya Pollard and Adjunct Film Professor Todd Chandler included with 171 scientists, writers, scholars, and artists honored across 48 fields and from 2,500 applicants.

Contact Information

Department Chair: Ellen Tremper
Deputy Chair: Joseph Entin
Majors Counseling: Roni Natov

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