English

Major or minor
Bachelor of Arts

About This Program

Program Contact

Curriculum and Delivery

  • Our Experiential Major Map helps you visualize and design your journey
  • Courses offered on campus in Springfield, Mass.
  • Concentrations in Creative Writing or Professional Writing
  • Develop valuable communication and critical thinking skills
  • Enrich life by contributing to the artistic community
  • Experience a variety of career options
  • Learn from highly qualified and dedicated faculty members
  • Experience a variety of opportunities to explore their subject and gain experience 
  • Major sample schedule
  • Minor sample schedule

Career Opportunities

Paying for Your Education

Upcoming Events

Sunday, October 22, 2023 at 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Students Studying in the Learning Commons in Study Rooms.

The English major at Springfield College is designed to increase students’ abilities in oral and written expression, to develop their proficiency in reading and analyzing literature, to stimulate their appreciation, awareness, and understanding of the fundamental human problems and situations revealed in great literature, and to further develop their skills and techniques in the communicative arts. 

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. English majors may also opt to seek licensure as a teacher of English at the secondary level or licensure as an elementary teacher. 

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.

“The English major at Springfield College is an incredibly supportive academic group to be a part of. The small class sizes, caring professors, and numerous opportunities to extend your professional career are a few of the amazing qualities of this major. I had the privilege to share my writing, research, and knowledge at a variety of levels that would not be possible without the guidance and support provided during my studies. My peers and I were able to travel to conferences and converse with professionals in real-world experiences. Being a part of this major has impacted me as a student and as a person in such a positive way." Emily Van Horn ’20
Student laptop in classroom
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. 

Student studying in Learning Commons
5 Reasons to Major in English

Thinking of studying English? Learn more about why Springfield College may be right for you. 

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.

Incoming first year Springfield College students participate in June Orientation on Alden Street
Core Curriculum

Our curriculum is designed in faithfulness to the Springfield College mission and to further strengthen the Humanics philosophy of educating students in spirit, mind, and body.

Student at the Learning Commons
Career Center

The Career Center’s mission is to educate, inspire, and empower students and alumni to effectively make well-informed career decisions. The staff is committed to student learning and development, and offers a variety of opportunities and programming for students and alumni.

The Academic Success Center offers readily and easily accessible services including support in writing, mathematics, science, subject area tutoring, learning strategies and time management counseling, and assistance for students with documented disabilities.
Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center offers readily and easily accessible services including support in writing, mathematics, science, subject area tutoring, learning strategies and time management counseling, and assistance for students with documented disabilities.

Studying English At Springfield College