Majors and Minors in English

The B.A. in English at Duquesne University provides an outstanding education in the liberal arts. Literary study, composition, and research skills are the bedrock of academic and professional excellence. Our students learn these skills in a program that offers them plenty of room to craft their degree around their interests. Upon graduation, students are prepared for a variety of career paths. Our students have gone on to:

  • Attend Law School
  • Attend Masters Programs in English and Creative Writing
  • Work in the Private Sector
  • Work for Non-Profits

Undergraduates can also major in English Education or Theater Arts. They can minor in English, Film Studies, Creative Writing, or Theater Arts. We also offer an Accelerated Master's Program and many additional Student Opportunities.

Duquesne University offers several travel abroad opportunities and scholarships to English majors.

Information on all of these opportunities and more can be found in the Undergraduate Student handbook, provided here for your convenience. We look forward to working with you!

If you are interested in learning English as a Second Language, please visit the ESL Department website.

What types of courses are offered?

The English Department offers a variety of exciting courses in literature, creative writing, and film studies.  Click here to see our latest course descriptions!