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

A Different Story
Best of BC, English, School of Humanities and Social Sciences | September 19, 2023

Distinguished Professor of English Ben Lerner is comfortable bouncing between various forms of prose.

A Person Restored
Alumni, Best of BC, English, School of Humanities and Social Sciences | June 15, 2023

Garrard Conley ’20 M.F.A. fell into activism when his bestselling memoir brought conversion therapy—and the harm it causes—to wide attention.

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.

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

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P: 718.951.5195
F: 718.951.4612

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