B.A. in English

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Prepare to be a leader in communications.

Think critically and creatively; write with precision and clarity. English majors employ a skillful combination of art and science to achieve success.

Rivier’s English degree offers students the opportunity to focus on literature or writing. Foundational courses include a survey of great literary works, as well as practical applications in preparing effective presentations and a related internship during senior year.

Students gain an understanding of the historical and aesthetic literary traditions, hone their creative writing and business/professional writing skills, and develop an appreciation for the interplay between reading and writing literature.

This English degree prepares students for careers in a very broad range of disciplines and industries, as well as advancement to graduate studies.

Rivier University is a College of Distinction.   

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Rivier's high-quality, hands-on bachelor's and master's programs prepare students for leadership roles in a global environment. For more information, visit the Department of English.

B.A. in English graduates can pursue roles as:

  • Journalists, reporters, and novelists
  • Copywriters and editors
  • Marketing and public relations professionals
  • Communications and speech writers
  • Teachers

Note: Some careers may require additional graduate study.

Rivier’s Career Development Center (CDC) provides professional advising, assistance with career or major planning, internship options, job search information, and graduate school exploration. For a complete list of CDC resources, visit the Center’s web page.


Student/Alumni/Faculty Profiles

Ashley Volkens '13, English

Downloadable Program Sheet

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