Bachelor of Arts Degree in English
Discuss, Write, and Discover
At College of Saint Mary, your bachelor’s degree in English will open doors you never even imagined. With this degree, you can do just about anything because communication is vital in every field.
The best part of this major is that you get to choose your area of concentration — writing or literature. You determine your specific area of interest through your minor and elective courses or dual major to pursue a specific career. Writing and literature is a more traditional English major, preparing you for professional school, writing, publishing, grant writing, public service and many other professions.
Employers, graduate schools and professional schools often seek out College of Saint Mary graduates because they are well-rounded, versatile, and prepared to be community leaders. With a focus on one-on-one, active learning, all courses are taught by faculty members rather than teaching assistants.
Saint Mary's Review
Showcase your creativity in the Saint Mary’s Review, the University’s literary journal, published by the English Department every spring. The Saint Mary’s Review features a collection of short stories, poetry, creative non-fiction, and artwork from CSM students, staff, faculty, and alumnae. It also includes the winning one-act script from the New Works Initiative. The publication demonstrates the wonderful and diverse literary and artistic talent present within the CSM community and is a significant contribution to the University. Submissions are open to anyone in the CSM community, and students may be part of the editorial staff by taking the literary editing course offered every fall semester.
As an English major, your career choices are endless. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, some examples include working as a technical writer with a median salary of $74,650 and a projected job growth of 12% through 2030. The median salary for a public relations specialist is $62,810 with a projected growth of 11%. An editor can earn an annual median salary of $63,400 with a 5% projected job growth.