Degrees type: Bachelor

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Study of the English language is, to some degree, fundamental to every academic and professional endeavor. As English speakers, our language shapes and populates even our thoughts. As career preparation, English may well be the singular academic pursuit which opens endless possibilities.

More than just reading classic and popular literature from Beowulf to Harry Potter, the study of English involves honing our use of the spoken and written word, and the ability to assess the validity of what we read and hear.

Students are invited into the world of research and literature; and the program provides excitement in honing abilities as writers, readers and critical thinkers. Therefore, the study of English is an exceptional platform from which to embark on careers as journalists, editors, librarians, professors, public relations professionals, marketers, actors, dramatists, or lawyers. A solid foundation in English can also provide entry into a variety of graduate school options.

Program Highlights

  • Emphasis on communication and critical thinking skills
  • Strong preparation for graduate programs and/or job placement
  • Opportunities for field experiences

  • English and Theatre scholarships, study abroad, and service learning

  • Opportunities for involvement with the campus newspaper, The Belltower

  • Minor available

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Arts Fellowships at Mount Aloysius

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Choral director Nancy Way conducts a Vox Nova concert
A student writes for the Belltower Student Newspaper

Mountie Spotlight

Mount Aloysius Student Earns National Writing Accolades

Mount Aloysius student Alyson Corey gained the confidence to follow her passion for writing at MAC.

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Word to the Wise

Kristy, ‘16, uses the power of language to create her own powerful works.

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Weaving a Story

Mountie Wes Caton created a post-apocalyptic world with digital story tools.

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Arts for Healing

At Mount Aloysius, we believe in helping people become the best version of themselves and in this instance, that includes art.

Watch a video with Dr. Daniel Anderson, a professor in the english and fine arts department, talking about horror movies.

Watch a video about studying abroad through the Mount.

Student Voices & Success Stories

  • John Moist, Class of 2014, is a Graduate Fellow studying Rhetoric at Baylor University
  • Pam Young, Class of 2014, is a Behavior Support Specialist (BSS) at Kaleidoscope Family Solutions, Inc. As an English major with a Theatre minor, Pam has also started her own drama therapy program in Cresson, Pennsylvania.
  • Kalyn Blake, Class of 2016, is the Marketing and Sales Coordinator at Sinclair Broadcast Group in Johnstown, PA.

Working with the English faculty here is one of the best things I’ve ever experienced.

Courtney Edmundson
Class of 2017

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