Are you passionate about literature and communicating through the written word? Have you been searching for a robust and affordable education for English majors? Get your degree through Wilson College's English program in Pennsylvania. Our English program will prepare you for careers in publishing, education, film, and other fields. Through the varied and in-depth courses you take, you'll: Broaden your critical thinking and communication skills while developing your ability to read, write, research, and analyze. Learn what it takes to be competitive in today's job market while following your passions. Majoring in English will prepare you for a wide range of excellent internships, ongoing education opportunities, and high-quality jobs. Highlights An English program is a cornerstone of a liberal arts education, and our program offers an approach that is comprehensive and: Interdisciplinary: Delve into courses as diverse as Creative Writing and Literacy and Cultural Interpretation to further your understanding of the English language. Collaborative: Engage with fellow students and collaborate in the classroom to gain a broader perspective while interacting with all types of texts. Supportive: Our faculty comprises award-winning authors and published scholars who are available to answer your questions and guide your growth. Focused: Get the attention you need to succeed by enrolling in focused classes that facilitate critical thought and communicating your opinion with others. Practical: Discover the knowledge and skills you'll need to succeed in real-world positions, such as reporting on events, arguing positions, or sharing research findings. Customizable: Form a program unique to you by choosing a concentration and electives that help you achieve your goals while following your interests. Why Study English? If you desire a career that allows you to hone your reading and writing skills while making a difference in your community, our English program will help you get started. You'll learn to: Better understand and write about the world you live in. Gain skills in critical thinking and reading, close research and analysis, and clean and proactive writing. Communicate through storytelling, professional writing, and other mediums. Concentrations: Media writing Literary studies Creative writing Media writing required courses: Media Writing Practicum: News and Feature Writing Practicum: Social Media and Web Content Internship Digital Communications and Design Integrated Marketing and Communications Communications Law and Ethics Literacy studies required courses: Shakespeare's Histories and Comedies or Shakespeare's Tragedies and Romances Structure of the English Language Literacy and Cultural Interpretation Assessment Portfolio Creative writing required courses: Media Writing Advanced Exposition Creative Writing Structure of the English Language Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry or Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction or Topics in Creative Writing Shakespeare's Histories and Comedies or Shakespeare's Tragedies and Romances Thesis in Creative Writing Career Paths This customizable program prepares you to work in varied sectors. Some concentrations require an internship, but all students can pursue this opportunity to expand their interests and gain firsthand experience. No matter what your career goals are, the expert faculty at Wilson College will prepare you to succeed in your career as a: Teacher Professor Writer Editor Journalist Scholar Literary agent Rhetorician Publisher Librarian Discover Wilson College At Wilson College, prospective English majors in PA can apply at any point. We offer financial aid and scholarships to 98% of our students, helping make your career goals achievable. Visit our campus to learn more, or start the application process today. Image Spotlight on Matt McBride, Assistant Professor of English Kudos to Wilson College English professor Matt McBride, who recently had poems published on Banyan Review Read more Image Mariah Kieffer '24: Summer Classes in South Korea Mariah Kieffer '24 made the most of her summer vacation. Read more English English Faculty Course Requirements Concentration in Media Writing Course Requirements Concentration in Literary Studies Course Requirements Concentration in Creative Writing Student Media and Clubs English Writers Series Events Department Awards Internships and Careers in English Assessment in English Minor in English Teacher Certification For Major Info Apply Request info Visit This major is part of Wilson’s Accelerated Master’s program. To learn how you can complete a bachelor’s plus master’s degree in five years (three for transfer students), click here.