You’re passionate about the written word. Reading and writing are your ways of understanding the world — and yourself. You understand the power and complexity of language. English may be the major for you.
"My experience here at Utica College was incredibly positive. I came from a larger university. That had its plusses as well as its drawbacks. Here at a smaller college, the plusses are really overwhelming. I got a chance to experience and do things that I probably wouldn't have gotten to do at a larger institution."
Declaring an English major at Utica College means joining a close-knit community of literature lovers, writers and creative thinkers both in an out of the classroom. In the Harold Frederic English Society, students host poetry readings and attend theater performances. And in producing Ampersand, the college’s yearly literary magazine, students showcase their literary and artistic work.
Through the study of modern and ancient literature, English majors develop analytical and critical thinking skills, along with a broad perspective of the world around them. Taught by UC’s exceptional faculty that includes published authors, literary scholars, and linguists, English courses help students become articulate, intelligent communicators who are prepared for a wide range of career paths.
The Utica College English Department sponsors a chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society Faculty members mentor students through independent study projects in all areas of literature, rhetoric, and linguistics.
UC English alumni have gone on to success in business communications, teaching, law, journalism, advertising, and publishing, among many other fields.