ABOUT THE PROGRAM
We all communicate meaning through words, whether spoken or written for the page or screen. As an English major, you’ll be prepared to read, analyze, write and edit texts about people grappling
with the big questions of life — from relationships to religion to philosophy and beyond. By reading the great literature of the past and the newer voices of today, you’ll learn to communicate in a
variety of styles and media. You’ll develop perspective and empathy, and be prepared to think, analyze and communicate in any field you choose to enter.
You will acquire skills in critical thinking and problem solving, knowledge of literary genres and styles, language and interpretation. You will develop research and presentation skills as well as the ability to express yourself clearly in writing.
All English majors produce an electronic portfolio that demonstrates their achievement and preparation for graduate study and career fields. Students have pursed advanced study in English, creative writing, education, health administration, library science, business and law.
A major and minor are offered.
A concentration is offered in creative writing.
A concentration is offered in literature.
The concentration offered in Education is specifically designed for students who seek a career as a middle school or high school teacher.
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Alumni Success Stories
The writing classes I took as a student at Franklin Pierce propelled me toward summer writing institutes and graduate school, where I earned my MFA in creative writing. I've since been published in a number of literary journals, magazines, and anthologies, including Bellevue Literary Review, Mamalode, and ROAR Magazine. The literature and writing professors at Franklin Pierce were incredibly encouraging, and I'm so thankful for them."Renee Lute '09
Published Author, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Northern New England Review