Writing is self-expression, while reading enriches your comprehension of the world outside yourself. Fisher’s English program teaches you many ways to tap into these resources—necessary tools for academic, career, and personal success.
Through this program, you will become immersed in a rich array of textual forms, from the traditional (fiction, poetry, plays, essays, speeches) to the contemporary (visual rhetoric, new media, digital literacy).
The English major at St. John Fisher College offers students a lens through which to explore the world. Through the study of literature and writing, our students encounter works of art from the past and present, imagine unfamiliar perspectives, and practice high-demand skills. Students have the opportunity to pursue their own interests and develop new ones, while examining the roles of creativity, rhetoric and literary production in our ever-changing world.
Choose from more than 60 courses in literature, creative writing, rhetoric, composition studies, and professional and technical writing.
A total of 36.5 credits is required for the B.A. degree in English, regardless of the concentration. A bonus feature of this program is that several English courses may be counted toward the College Core requirements.
The program also supports experiential learning through internships, service-learning, public presentations, independent study, and honors theses.
The coursework you will complete as an English major builds many valuable skills sought by prospective employers, such as:
- Clear, accurate, and persuasive writing
- Research and organizational abilities
- Careful, analytical thinking
- Creative problem-solving
Life After Fisher
As an English major at Fisher, you'll find yourself well prepared for pursuing positions such as:
- Director of advocacy
- Manager of digital research and analytics
- Staff writer and photographer
- Director of Writing Center
- Learning and resource coordinator
English graduates find careers in a wide range of industries, including:
- Public relations
- Grant writing
- Technical writing
- Public administration
Alumni of Fisher's English program have established careers with a variety of organizations including:
- Keuka College
- Blitman & King
- Center for Disability Rights
- Oregon Health and Science University
- Social Science Research Network
- Mohanasen Central School District
- Magnatag Visible Solutions