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Department of English

To be an English major is to study everything—life, love, happiness, tragedy, comedy. It takes the literary past and makes sense of it in the present. It celebrates the beauty of words and the drama of the human spirit. Literature and writing give voice to the inarticulate and the indefinable.

English majors develop skills that businesses want: the ability to write and speak well, to read and interpret complex material, to explain difficult concepts in comprehensible terms. They begin to apply and test those skills through Washington Center internships and in collaborative research with faculty. Graduates of the English program at Georgian Court University have followed diverse career paths to become lawyers, technology specialists, account supervisors, journalists, librarians, teachers, college professors, educational administrators, and more.

Undergraduate Degrees

  • B.A. in English


  • English
  • Writing


  • Teacher of English Certificate

Related Areas of Study

  • American Studies
  • Women’s Studies
  • Education


The English major aims to enrich the student’s intellectual life by offering a wide and varied program of English, American and world literature, and of critical and creative writing.

By presenting the best both in ancient and modern literature and by encouraging writing talent, English faculty help students develop a lifelong interest in literature, strengthen independent judgment, cultivate perceptive thinking, speaking and writing, and engage in further study and future careers in the field.

Why English?

The Georgian Court English major helps students to strengthen independent judgment and cultivate perceptive thinking, speaking, and writing. See where developing those skills can take you with What Can I Do With This Major? and Professional Links.

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