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B.A. in English Language and Literature

Whether your interest lies in journalism, creative writing, literature, linguistics, publishing, teaching, or law, the English Language and Literature program at Pace University offers three concentrations and several combined degree options to develop your specific interests.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: August
Tuition Fee: $46,978 per year
Location: New York Campus (New York City, United States)

You will choose from three concentrations in creative writing, literature, or linguistics, which also allows for the ability to double major in related fields. This program will open doors in virtually any field, such as journalism, publishing, communications, business, the arts, law, and education.

Make Main Character Moves

Beyond the classroom, you will have the opportunity to learn from prominent poets and authors who visit campus, publish your own work in Aphros, our literary magazine, and gain hands-on experience working on The Pace Press, our undergraduate student newspaper.

You will be guided by our outstanding faculty of authors, editors, and world-renowned scholars with diverse research interests and expertise.

You will develop the in-demand skills you need for success in today’s competitive job market: top-notch writing, insightful critical analysis, and clear, organized thinking.

Career

Graduates of this English Language and Literature program at Pace University go on to exciting careers in a variety of industries and non-profits, as well as to graduate school. Recent English alumni are currently employed as:

  • Community Organizers
  • Digital Content Managers
  • Editors
  • Journalists
  • Librarians
  • Literary Agents
  • Narrative Video Game Designers
  • Teachers
  • Translators

Recent graduates have also gone on to earn Master’s degrees and PhDs from: The New School, Georgetown University, Fordham University, UCLA, and the University of Virginia.

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Career

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Literature, Culture and Media
  • Creative Writing
  • Creative Writing: Drama
  • Creative Writing: Film Scenario
  • Language and Gender
  • The History of the English Language
  • Composition Theory and Practice

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