BA in English Language and Literature

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The Dyson Advantage

Whether your interest lies in journalism, creative writing, literature, publishing, law, or teaching, the English Department on Pace University’s New York City campus offers a BA in English Language and Literature with three concentrations, which allows you the ability to double major in related fields. Minors in Creative Writing and Journalism are offered.

You may also apply for the accelerated BA in English/MS in Publishing program.

Our program will help you open doors in virtually any field, such as journalism, publishing, communications, business, the arts, law, and education.

Learning That Inspires Your Intellect

BA in English Language and Literature
- Literature Concentration

Students are guided in the analysis of great works of British and American literature. The concentration provides excellent preparation for graduate study in English, law, or humanities.

BA in English Language and Literature
- Writing and Literature Concentration

In addition to studying literature, students write news stories, feature articles, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and screenplays under the guidance of faculty members who are noted New York writers.

BA in English Language and Literature
- Literature and Culture Concentration

In this interdisciplinary track, students take courses in Women’s and Gender Studies, Film and Screen Studies, Cultural Studies, as well as writing and literature. This also allows students to double-major in these related fields.

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Combined Degrees

The combined degree program that leads to a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Science for Teachers (MST) in Adolescent Education. At the graduate level, candidates fulfill the educational requirements for the initial professional certificates in English.

Students in the undergraduate English major may apply for the combined English, BA/Publishing, MS, which enables them to complete both degrees in five years.

Students in the undergraduate English major may apply for the combined English, BA/Law, JD, which enables them to complete both degrees in 6 years.

As one of our majors, you will be guided by our outstanding faculty who are authors, editors, and world-renowned scholars with diverse research interests and expertise. And you will have the opportunity to learn from prominent poets and authors who visit campus, publish your own work in Aphros, our literary magazine, and gain hands-on experience working on The Pace Press, our undergraduate student newspaper.

We offer a mentoring program, internship opportunities, and an annual writing contest.

Whether you are an English major or take our courses as part of the Core Curriculum, you will develop skills that are in demand in today’s competitive job market: top-notch writing, insightful critical analysis, and clear, organized thinking.

Dyson's Innovative Scholarly Faculty

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We strongly encourage our majors to take advantage of our internship program and earn academic credit while gaining valuable professional skills. Interns may be placed in arts foundations, library associations, historical societies, hospitals, social service and other not-for-profit organizations. In addition, they may find opportunities at local, regional and national government agencies, communication corporations, telecommunication firms, cable television companies, newspapers, magazines, book publishers, advertising agencies, public relations firms and schools. Students have completed internships at MTV Networks, ABC Networks, the Hudson Stage Company, Westchester Magazine, the Northern Westchester Women’s Shelter, iConcept, and Knot Bridal Magazine.