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.

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.

English majors who concentrate in literature will achieve a broad understanding of literary traditions in English and will develop a sophisticated approach to interpreting important texts using a plurality of contexts. If you concentrate in creative writing, you’ll craft original work and get valuable feedback from your classmates in workshops. Regardless of concentration, all English majors learn to appreciate the written word as an art form and as an essential expression of culture. You might also think about minoring in classics.

A Relevant Education for Real-World Success

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.