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.
English at Utica
“There are three things, after all, that a poem must reach: the eye, the ear, and what we may call the heart or the mind. It is most important of all to reach the heart of the reader.”
- Public Relations
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.
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.
Alumni Voices: Sean Feener
A brief conversation with Sean Feener, graduate of UC's English program and now a law student at Boston College.
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!LONDON LEARNING EXPERIENCE
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.
Teaching through example
Among the esteemed English faculty at Utica College, you'll be learning from five published poet-professors.
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.UC ENGLISH CORNER