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Program Overview

As one of the largest departments on campus, the English Department provides students with a variety of literature and writing courses and serves as dedicated, student-centered advisors to all our majors and minors, both in their academic pursuits while here at King’s and in their lives beyond college.

Students in English can choose among three majors: the Bachelor of Arts in English, the Bachelor of Arts in English with Secondary Education Certification, or the Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing. The Bachelor of Arts in English emphasizes the analysis of literary and cultural texts in a range of historical and aesthetic contexts. The Secondary Education degree emphasizes the same knowledge and skills, but with an added component of classes focused on education and pedagogy. The Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing includes the study of the art of writing (both professionals and creative, rhetorical theory (including visual and digital rhetoric), the practicalities of day-to-day workplace writing, and an introduction to some of the software and technologies on which professional writers (and their employers) depend.



Our graduates work in a variety of fields. Some now practice law or are high school or university educators; some work for advertising firms, newspapers, and publishing companies; some work in federal, state, and local government environments; and others hold positions of responsibility and leadership in business, industry, and the health field.

Placement Highlights

Listed below are just a few job positions, workplaces and graduate schools where our recent alumni have found success.

  • Emergency Communication Coordinator, U.S. Coast Guard
  • Grants Coordinator, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Assistant in Book Marketing at Boyds Mills Press
  • Publicist, University Press of Florida
  • Assistant Provost, Faculty Affairs, Thomas Jefferson University
  • Technical Writer at Solid Cactus, Inc.
  • Reporter, Citizen’s Voice
  • Online Marketing Specialist at Maternal and Family Health Services
  • Communications Specialist at AVE by Korman Communities
  • Law programs at Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law and Duquesne University
  • Editor at Northeast Editing
  • Secondary education teachers at numerous school districts throughout the United States
  • Graduate programs at the Universities of Virginia and Delaware, Purdue University, and American University.
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Major Resources

Resources Student Organizations
  • The Crown (student newspaper)
  • Regis (yearbook)
  • SCOP (fine arts magazine)

Contact Us

Dr. Michael Little
Department Chairperson
(570) 208-5900 ext. 5766

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