About This Program

Available as a major or minor

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As a graduate from the English major, you’ll have dozens of careers at your fingertips, including in the fields of education, journalism, research, government, publishing, advertising, technical or creative writing, and editing. Law schools, graduate programs, and nonprofit organizations especially value English majors for their highly-developed skills in critical thinking, writing, researching, and communication.

Springfield College English majors may choose a concentration in either creative writing or professional writing. They also often minor or double-major in a related field, and contribute to one of our campus publications, like the Alden Street Review, our literary journal; The Student, our weekly newspaper; or The Pride Sports Journal, our athletics magazine.

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Alden Street Review

Alden Street Review, our literary magazine, showcases the diverse talent that is an exciting part of the Springfield College community. As a student, you'll have opportunities to get your work published or to get involved as part of the student editorial board, where you'll help select the best poems, short stories, creative nonfiction pieces, and artwork submitted by students, faculty, and staff on campus. 

Sigma Tau Delta students
Sigma Tau Delta

Sigma Tau Delta (ΣΤΔ) is the International English Honor Society. Springfield College’s chapter, Alpha Omicron Xi, was recognized by the national organization in 2007, and in spring 2008 the first Springfield College members were inducted into the society. As part of Sigma Tau Delta, students attend plays, host read-ins, travel to events, and participate in other programs and activities.

Studying English At Springfield College