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English B.A.

English at Fredonia

The English Department at Fredonia is committed to preparing students to achieve professional, civic, and personal success. Fredonia values the importance of studying literature across cultures; fostering lifelong readers and writers; engaging multiple forms of textual literacy; practicing the arts of creative and critical writing; and championing the key role of the humanities in higher education. Fredonia's English programs blend contemporary literary studies with critical, professional, and creative writing, and give students numerous opportunities for hands-on learning through community partnerships and internships. 

The Fredonia Difference

As you build on the skills and knowledge developed in our foundational courses and explore options within crucial categories in English studies at Fredonia, you will personalize your pathway through the major in order to gain the most from our faculty. Outside the classroom, you may choose to actively participate in writing internships; community service learning projects; literacy campaigns; creative collaborations and field experiences with area schools; public readings of literature to area children, seniors, and the broader community; or collaborations with Visual Arts and School of Music students by pairing original writings with graphic design and/or musical accompaniment. And of course you'll read a whole lot of terrific literature!

Want to be an English teacher?  Check out Fredonia's English Adolescence Education B.A. and English Adolescence Education B.A./M.A. programs!


Career Opportunities

  • Editor
  • Creative director
  • Lawyer
  • Librarian
  • Publisher
  • News anchor
  • Pastor
  • Publicist
  • College professor
  • Graphic designer

Sample Courses

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