Majoring in English can take you where you want to go!

Our department is both devoted to literary study and committed to making your degree count for success in the real world. With a first-class faculty, a global approach to literature, a wide array of course offerings from Medieval Drama to the Harlem Renaissance, and a valuable alumni network, our graduates carry with them not only a literary education second to none but also a range of valuable skills and resources that prepare them for life after college.

Arts and Sciences in Action: English Style

Brent Leoni

"Being an English major really re-wires you"

Brent Leoni
Class of 2019

Study English


Courses in literary study and renowned poets and scholars at the forefront of their fields
Develop the arts of careful reading and effective writing
Encompasses multilingual language learners and those pursuing doctoral research

The Department of English is part of the School of Arts and Sciences

As a English major in the School of Arts and Sciences, you’ll have full access to a liberal arts education that spans 47 programs for undergraduates. You will acquire both the specialized knowledge of the field you choose to study in depth, and broad knowledge of the world from the renowned scholar-teachers at Rutgers. You’ll graduate ready to meet contemporary challenges in your workplace, in your hometown, and in the global community.

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