Earn a Bachelor of Arts in English
Love reading? Want to become a more effective writer? The English program at Albertus
offers both a major and minor in English, with the further option to concentrate in
Creative Writing or Dramatic Studies.
English majors at Albertus can also pursue teacher certification concurrently through our Education Program. For creative writers, the department offers a five-year MFA in Writing. The English department also offers courses toward a minor in Drama.
The English Department serves the wider college community through its foundational writing classes for all first-year students and its upper division literature classes in General Education. Throughout our programs, the Department emphasizes clear and well-organized writing, persuasive argument, and the attentive reading of literary texts.
What Makes English at Albertus Different?
- Hands-on, experiential learning
- Interdisciplinary perspectives
- Emphasis on collaborative work
- Personally invested professors
- Small class sizes
- Innovative, well-rounded programs
- Resources and opportunities for research
- Lively extracurricular activities
- Campus-wide events
- Service and community engagement
- Active career counseling
- Opportunity-building networks
- Access to internships and professional experiences
The professors in the English program at Albertus are dedicated to their students and to their field. I went to Albertus so that I could become an English teacher; I have never once regretted that decision.
Esther Hartzell, '17
The Albertus English Faculty
English Five-Year Master's Degree Program
Earn a Bachelor of Arts in English and an MFA in Writing in Five Years
The Department of English offers its undergraduates the opportunity to pursue an MFA
in Writing by completing an additional year after graduation. Interested students
with a minimum 3.0 G.P.A. will submit a writing portfolio to the Director of the MFA
Program in the Spring semester of their junior year.
During their senior year as undergraduates, students provisionally accepted into the MFA program will undertake a 1.0 credit portfolio each semester (2.0 credits total), as well as take a 4.0 credit graduate course (to be determined by the Director) in addition to their undergraduate degree requirements. They would then take an additional 4.0 credit course (to be determined by the director) during the summer after graduation. During their graduate fall and spring semesters, students accepted into the M.F.A. program complete 9.0 credits of graduate work each semester, then an additional 8.0 credits during the graduate summer semester.
Please consult the course catalogue for full program details.
Where Will Your English Degree take You?
Possible career paths with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English include:
A college education isn't about an end goal, but rather gaining the skills you'll need for your professional development. For me, a major in English created who I am today. I gained skills in critical thinking, literature analysis, storytelling, communication, teaching, and even public speaking, all of which I use every day at work.
Annemarie Tompsen, '13