Admissions & Aid
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.
Sophomore and Watson Fellow Ricky Costas-Hernandez aims to make worldwide change with food security.
Distinguished Professor of English Ben Lerner is comfortable bouncing between various forms of prose.
Garrard Conley ’20 M.F.A. fell into activism when his bestselling memoir brought conversion therapy—and the harm it causes—to wide attention.
Department Chair: Ellen Tremper
Deputy Chair: Joseph Entin
Majors Counseling: Roni Natov
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