The BA in English prepares students well for exciting and challenging careers in many fields: publishing and public relations, human resources, industry, education, and communications, as well as government and the not-for-profit sector. Our English majors graduate with the analytical and communications skills that allow them to step into rewarding and successful careers. English is also a strong foundation for graduate study and is a highly regarded background for the study of law and for other professions. We strongly encourage our majors to take advantage of our internship program.
The Department of English and Modern Language Studies on the Pleasantville campus offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in English, English and Communications, and Film and Screen Studies, as well as minors in English, Creative Writing, Film and Screen Studies, and Women and Gender Studies. Qualified students may take advantage of the following combined degree programs: BA in English/MS in Publishing, BA in English/JD (Law), or BA in English/MST in Adolescent Education.
What is the competitive advantage of our program compared to those offered at other universities?
Our majors have choices. They may concentrate on English, Creative Writing, or English and Communications (writing for media outlets, video production and editing, verbal and presentational skills for the workplace). They may also major in Film Studies or minor in Women & Gender Studies. We offer combined MA / MS programs in Publishing and English Education, as well as in a 3+3 BA / JD program with the Pace Law School.
- The study of English is a superb preparation for work in a vast array of fields, wherever skill in the production and interpretation of language is central, for instance in business, communications, or government and public service.
- Nearly one-third of English majors work in the education sector, and another third work as creative artists, broadcasters, writers, editors, journalists, or public relations specialists.
Companies That Have Hired Pace Grads With This Degree
- Adapt Courseware
- Blue Book Construction Company
- Bolden & Bonfiglio, LLC
- Briarcliff High School
- Fox Lane High School
- Greenwich Public Schools
- Hudson Global
- JP Morgan Chase
- Kendal on Hudson
- Manhattan College
- Pace University
- Pearson Education
- Port Chester High School
- Preston High School
- Williams & Mahoney, LLC
- Yorktown Stage
Recent student internship placements include:
- ABC Networks
- All For One Solo Theater
- Hudson Stage Company
- The Hudson Valley Writer’s Center
- Jacob Burns Film Center
- The Knot Bridal Magazine
- MTV Networks
- Northern Westchester Women’s Shelter
- Westchester Magazine
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- BA/MST, WESTCHESTER