Small class sizes (12:1 student/faculty ratio) encourage interaction with faculty members dedicated to teaching through personal attention to each student.
Students gain valuable professional experience writing and editing department publications – Insight, Daemen’s campus newspaper, and Iconoclast, Daemen’s literary magazine.
Outstanding English majors are recognized by departmental awards, including the Senior Capstone Award, John T. Masterson Award for literary studies, the Katherine Sullivan Award for future teachers, the Peter A. Siedlecki Creative Writing Award, and the Joyce Barrett Torre & Nelson P. Torre MD Endowed Scholarship.
The skills fostered by our English major transfer to a wide variety of professional career paths, spanning the fields of public relations, media, medicine, law, technology, education, social services, and business.
Students in Dr. Wesley’s Service Learning class “Reaching Refugees” present their experiences helping children from refugee families learn to read.
Studying English offers you the opportunity to engage with human culture by approaching the world as a text we encounter every day—in books, in media, in film, and online—and responding to it thoughtfully, analytically, and creatively.