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About This Program

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.

Why Utica College

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.

Contact Information

Office of Admissions

(315) 792-3006

General Information


  • Major


  • B.A.


  • Utica Campus
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English at Utica

Career Opportunities

With a core set of skills that can be readily applied to the work world, English majors can put their creativity and ability to convey written messages clearly and coherently to work in various fields, including:
    • Educator
    • Public Relations
    • Publishing
    • Journalism
    • Librarian
    • Editor
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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.
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Experiencing the Arts

The Professor Harry F. and Mary Ruth Jackson Lunch Hour Series presents a series of literary and musical programs each semester, free of charge and open to students, faculty, staff, and the public.

What You'll Learn

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.

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English at Utica College

A Degree That Works

UC English alumni have gone on to success in business communications, teaching, law, journalism, advertising, and publishing, among many other fields.

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Across the Pond

Opportunities for international study are available with the London Learning Experience, which includes a walking tour of Shakerspear's London, Westminster Abbey, National Galleries, the Tower of London, The British Museum, experiencing London theatre, Borough Market, and much more!


Student Voices: Rose Zaloom

Talking with Rose Zaloom, a UC English major with a double minor in theatre and creative writing, about how the program opportunities at Utica College fit perfectly with her plans of becoming a playwright and actor.

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Teaching through example

Among the esteemed English faculty at Utica College, you'll be learning from five published poet-professors.

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All things English at UC

UC English Corner is a web resource by and for students that features news, profiles, blogs, career insights, photos, and other information of interest to current and prospective English majors.


The Arts at Utica College

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Giving it my all

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