The BA in English and Communications degree combines interdisciplinary theory and practice, including courses in the following: writing for media outlets; video production and editing; verbal and presentational skills for the workplace; and literature and creative writing. Our majors also complete at least one internship.
The Department of English and Modern Language Studies on the Pleasantville campus offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and in English and Communications, as well as minors in English, Creative Writing, 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 complete a minor to complement their major area of study. 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 and communication prepares students for work in a vast array of fields such as business, education, entertainment, government, or the nonprofit sector. Our majors are prepared to think with precision and nuance, to research and synthesize information, and to communicate clearly—skills that are the bedrock of professional success.
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.