English, B.A.

Develop your critical thinking and cultivate your creative expression

As a USJ English major you will grow as a reader, writer, and thinker.

You will benefit from a renowned faculty and a challenging and innovative curriculum with internship opportunities with a variety of employers. USJ students graduate with critical and analytical skills that prepare them for career success in a range of fields including teaching, writing, and media:

  • Concentrate in Literature
  • Choose from courses in American Literature, Creative Writing, Shakespeare, Female Detective Fiction, and so much more
  • USJ offers a Self-Designed English minor
  • USJ also offers a Drama minor

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Please use this academic map as a reference guide. Academic advisors are always available to discuss the required courses depending on each student’s needs.


Internships and Career Opportunities

Students have interned at museums, theaters, newspapers, libraries, and television and radio stations throughout the Hartford area. USJ English majors have also continued their education in graduate or law schools or worked with companies such as Metropolitan Entertainment, Travelers, Hartford Stage Company, Hartford Courant, United Technologies Corporation, and more. Graduates also teach at schools throughout CT and in surrounding states. Potential careers: teacher, publisher, reporter, writer, human resources director, research analyst, and more.


Graduates with English degrees are in high demand because of their unique skill sets. During the undergraduate program, students develop their critical thinking skills, strengthen their abilities in written and oral communication, and expand their talents in the synthesis and analysis of information.

Clubs and Organizations

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Interpretations: USJ Students’ Creative Art and Writing Journal

In 1945, the first issue of Interpretations was published. The university supported the student-created arts journal, giving its student editors free rein to gather and publish creative work from students, staff, faculty, and alumnae.


Rachel Payne, DML
Associate Professor, Chair
Phone: 860.231.5779
Email: [email protected]

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