Department of English

The Department of English offers academic programs that prepare students for careers in diverse areas including publishing, public relations, broadcasting, journalism, education, business, and more.

Faculty members serve as vital resources, guiding students as they explore personal and professional advancement opportunities.

Undergraduate Programs

Our undergraduate English programs offer students the opportunity to study literature, creative writing, and English education in preparation for a career as a middle or high school English teacher. Offerings in literature and creative writing encourage students to discover the wonder of literature and increase their ability to read and write with depth and understanding.

Graduate Programs

Our master’s programs in English are distinctive for their breadth of course offerings and for the highly qualified faculty who teach them. These programs provide the writing and critical thinking skills essential to a wide range of careers in education, marketing, law, business, and other areas.

Graduates of our master’s degrees in English have completed Ph.D.s or found careers in:

  • teaching at middle, secondary, college, and university levels
  • publishing and editing
  • journalism and freelance writing
  • script writing
  • public relations
  • media and information technologies

Hands-On Learning

Students gain confidence and build skills through real-world assignments. English students have completed work for BAE Systems, the Lowell Sun, the Nashua Telegraph, area theaters, the United Way, and other non-profit organizations.

The Communications Lab is equipped with the most recent design and illustration software, allowing students to build portfolios and gain experience creating electronic and print communications.

Journeys of Transformation

Guided by a journey of self-awareness and discovery, the undergraduate Core Curriculum lays the foundation for success as you embark on your academic journey at Rivier.

Undergraduate Programs

Our Bachelor's degree in English will provide the writing and communication skills to distinguish yourself in a competitive job market.

Department of English