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English (New York City)

The Power of Language

As a student majoring in English on Pace University’s New York City campus, you’ll go beyond cultivating writing and analysis skills. You’ll stimulate your intellectual curiosity, build global awareness, and develop cultural appreciation for literature as an art form. Through exploring the historical and ethical dimensions of literature, you’ll discover the power of language, and develop critical thinking and communication skills that are in high demand in today’s competitive job market.

Unique Opportunities

Continue to hone your craft in an abundance of English-based co-curricular activities that include opportunities with our student newspaper and literary magazine, English department student committee, mentoring program, and Sigma Tau Delta, national English honors society.

Each year, monetary awards are presented to English students who have excelled in the areas of literary criticism, linguistic and rhetorical analysis, journalism, comics and graphic novels, playwriting, writing for film and television, nonfiction, poetry, fiction, and writing on film.

Success Starts Here

Maria Snelling

I chose Pace because I wanted a small and interactive learning environment, and because of the incredible opportunities the university has to offer, which includes combined degree programs, internships, and career connections [...] My sophomore year at Pace, a few of my English professors suggested I pursue the sequential degree program in English and Publishing, since it coincides directly which what I want to do in the future. This program was very appealing, especially since I had the opportunity to finish my bachelor’s and master’s in five years, a year earlier than most.

Full interview with Maria Snelling '20 '21


Associate Professor
Department Chairperson
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
English - NYC

Support Staff

Betsy Tomala

Program Coordinator
41 Park Row, Room 1514
New York, NY 10038
Phone: (212) 346-1418