Do you love language and the written word? Would you rather read the book than see the movie? Do you have an idea for the next “great American novel”? Then you should major in English at Suffolk University.
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As an English major, you’ll read and understand a variety of texts and literary genres. You’ll analyze complex material and think critically. Plus, you’ll effectively present your ideas orally, and in expository and creative writing.

If you concentrate in literature, you'll get a broad understanding of literary traditions and develop a sophisticated approach to interpreting important texts in many contexts. If you concentrate in creative writing, you’ll craft original work and get valuable feedback from your classmates in workshops. You might also think about minoring in classics. Every Suffolk English major learns to appreciate the written word as an art form and as an essential cultural expression.

Whether you’re into British, American, or global literature, Suffolk will help you find career-shaping internships in the field. Your English major is the key to a successful career in communications and marketing, journalism, nonprofits, higher education administration, and business and law. You can also take your studies to the next level in graduate school.

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English Programs 

From the traditional English major and minor to our more-focused creative writing program, our options will help you shape your professional path. Plus, the English and History departments offer an interdisciplinary history and literature major for honors students.

College of Arts & Sciences

From biology and theatre to government, psychology and more. Expand your mind and gather real-world experiences at Suffolk College of Arts & Sciences.

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Suffolk University offers so many ways to expand learning outside the classroom from our campus in the heart of Boston to study abroad and more.