English Major

Suffolk’s English majors explore the powerful connections between literary themes and modern issues. You’ll learn to articulate strong points of view, compose your thoughts in an organized and creative way, identify major literary themes, and draw lessons from groundbreaking works that illuminate aspects of the human condition.

You’ll benefit from Suffolk’s proximity to the Boston Public Library, the country’s first large public library. Boston has been home to legendary writers for generations, including Emerson, Alcott, Thoreau, and Plath. Now, it's your turn to make your literary mark!

Suffolk is also home to a branch of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society. Active membership is open to both English majors and English minors who have completed a minimum of two college courses in English language or literature (beyond the First Year Writing requirement and sophomore English requirement) with an average of 3.5, plus a general cumulative average of 3.0. Associate membership is open to students who have the requisite academic background but who are not majoring or minoring in English. Both active and associate members can contribute to the national publication, The Rectangle.

Courses & Requirements

Learn more about the classes, requirements, and different options available to complete the program.