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Bachelor of Arts Degree • School of Arts and Sciences

Studying English: The UC Advantage

TBell Hall at Utica Collegehe English program at Utica College is distinctive in its breadth and richness, providing a strong foundation of learning in literature, in writing, and in the study of the English language.

Supported by an exceptional faculty that includes published authors, literary scholars, and linguists, UC's English major offers a wealth of options for student-directed research as well as opportunities for international study (such as our London Learning Experience) and publication in the College's literary magazine, Ampersand.


English majors study the great heritage of the English-speaking peoples in a comprehensive and varied program that includes:
  • American, English, and world literature
  • the history and structure of the English language
  • writing in various forms
For specific program details, see academic requirements >

Program Student Learning Goals

Career Outcomes

English students gain a level of cultural understanding, communication skills and experience in scholarship that prepares them to succeed professionally in a broad range of fields, including:
  • Business communications
  • Teaching
  • Law
  • Journalism
  • Advertising
  • Publishing
  • Library science
UC English alumni have taken leadership positions at:
  • Zurich International
  • Rimkus, Marciano & Associates Inc., Rochester, NY
  • Bowling Green State University
  • Utica Observer-Dispatch
  • Early Childhood Education Center, Algonquin Middle School, Averill Park, NY
  • Thomas J. Nelson & Associates
  • Pace University Academy of Management