English at Mount Aloysius College challenges students to hone critical thinking and persuasive writing skills to prepare graduates to begin a successful career or go on to advanced study. Students have the opportunity to join numerous organizations that are performance and educationally based, preparing them for what lies beyond the horizon. Undergraduates can pursue writing for the College newspaper, The Belltower, gain first-hand experience of the entire theatrical process by joining the theatre department or become the “new voice” of Mount Aloysius College through our choral ensemble, Vox Nova.
English majors may choose any of the following:
Professors of the English & Fine Arts Department are experienced practitioners that begin the journey of lifelong learning. MAC’s English professors have published poetry, written plays and non-fiction books. They are professional artists and musicians and are internationally recognized scholars. These experienced group of educators strive to expand and broaden students' visions allowing them to explore the broad variety of English careers available.
English Fellowship: Mount Aloysius College offers scholarships to baccalaureate students seeking a degree in English. Each scholarship is valued at $4,000 over a four-year period ($1,000/yr).
The Katherine Stroh Coakley Scholarship: This scholarship was established in memory of Kathy Coakley who, in fostering the development of her own children and pursuing her charitable and social work, was a lifelong advocate for the critical importance of education.
Students will enter the professional market as excelled speakers and writers. Stemming from developed cognitive skills combined with the understanding of reading, listening, analysis, writing and thinking, Mount Aloysius English students are desired for the work force.