Brooklyn English Department
Discover the power of your critical voice. Explore the written word. Get ready.
If the intricacies of language and literature excite you, then an English major at St. Joseph’s University could the perfect fit for you. Our English Department shows students how stories have the potential to change the world.
Dive in and learn about the history and politics of literary art from dedicated professors who are experts in their fields. With St. Joseph’s intimate class sizes, you’ll join a unique and supportive learning environment, where you will learn as much about yourself, your talents, and your future as you will about literary history.
Gain the analytic skills necessary to succeed in graduate school or in the job of your dreams. Excel on a meaningful career path in the field you love. Get ready to put pen to paper and make a difference in the world with an English degree from St. Joseph's University.
Na’Quan Bush ’18
"The English department at St. Joseph’s University gave me the tools I needed to excel in graduate school. I was taught the importance of diligence, commitment and refinement of one’s voice. Without such a fantastic faculty, I never would have found myself earning a master’s degree at Columbia University."
The Brooklyn English Experience
The Choice is Yours: An English degree pairs well with such minors as art history, sociology, philosophy, religious studies and Spanish.
Research Experience: Conduct research and present your thesis at conferences across the country. Our students are often recognized at regional and national levels.
Broad Range of Opportunities: A degree in English gives students an edge in teaching, journalism, law, publishing and many other fields.
What can you do with a degree in English?
An English degree will give you the tools necessary to succeed in graduate school, or get started in a wide range of careers. Employers in many fields hire job applicants with English degrees, considering that these candidates possess excellent comprehension, communication and public speaking skills.
English Secondary Education Major
Develop expertise in an exciting area of English education.
The English Department at our Brooklyn campus will prepare you to teach at the secondary level. Spring ahead of the competition, as you hone in on a concentration in biology, English, chemistry, history, mathematics or Spanish.
Take your career further.
Taking a minor in English can guarantee that you graduate with advanced knowledge of language and literature. You will enhance your resume by enrolling in English courses that complement your major
Immerse yourself in the media world.
Connect with your creative side with a minor in film and media, and become the kind of communicator you were meant to be, as you analyze the strategies of top professionals in the business.
English, Area of Concentration for Child Study
Build your teaching resume.
Prepare for your future as a teacher with a concentration in English. Blend your language and communication skills with your teaching methodology, and become the best educator you can be.