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 including Fulbright Scholars, a challenging and innovative curriculum, with internship opportunities in 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 or Writing
  • Choose from courses in American Literature, Creative Writing, Shakespeare, Female Detective Fiction, and so much more
  • Study abroad – there are many opportunities, particularly in Great Britain
  • USJ offers a Self-Designed English minor
  • USJ also offers a Drama minor and a self-designed Drama major that include a variety of practical and scholarly course offerings

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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 & 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 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 and USJ offers a degree with a concentration in Literature or Writing. 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.

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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. Editions:

Interpretations Spring 2022


Mark Zelinsky, Ph.D.
Chair and Associate Professor of English
Phone: 860.231.5252
Email: [email protected]

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