Listen here to English faculty member Gianna Russo reading from her original work.
The written word stirs the intellect, the imagination and the
soul, reflecting our lives, and evoking our hopes and dreams. The
study of English appeals to our romantic sensibilities, and is also
a professional pursuit with many career opportunities—the world
needs articulate communicators, and an English major knows how to
meet that demand.
Study writing and literature—from mythology to the modern
drama—alongside faculty with years of experience as editors,
playwrights and grant writers. Walk in the footsteps of Shakespeare
and Jane Austen on a faculty-led trip to London. Find your voice in
class workshops and the SLU Writer’s Circle. Try your hand at
publishing with Saint Leo’s literary magazine, Sandhill
Review, and student newspaper The Lions' Pride.
B.A. English concentrations are available in Advanced Literary
Study, Professional Writing
and Dramaturgy. If you aim to teach
English at the secondary level, combine your English degree
with an Education minor in place of a concentration.
Graduates succeed in a variety of careers in advertising, public
relations, editing, publishing and teaching. Some also pursue
graduate study in English, library science and law.
View current English student resources.
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