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Toni Morrison, Jane Austen, William Shakespeare, Flannery O'Connor, Jhumpa Lahiri, Geoffrey Chaucer, and Aimee Nezhukumatathil ignite the imaginations of our faculty. Find out what they'll do for yours.

What can you do with a degree in English?

Write your future. Our gifted faculty will help you develop your writing, speaking and analytical skills while they nurture your creative talents. You'll gain a background in communications that can take you to the pressroom, the classroom, the courtroom or beyond.

From your first day here, you'll build on your knowledge of the greatest authors in the English language and pursue world literature and unique traditions such as Arthurian, Asian and African American literature. You'll explore the language of human experience in its most profound expression, empowering your imagination, deepening your insight into the world and its people, and strengthening your ability to write and speak well.

Majors

English

Minors

Creative Writing
English

Special Programs

English Major with Secondary Education Certification

Contact Us

212 Knott Academic Center
Mount St. Mary's University
Emmitsburg, Md. 21727
Phone: (301) 447-5365

Dr. Sarah Scott, Department Chair
Knott AC 322; Ext. 7415

Dr. Sarah Scott, English Education Liaison
Knott AC 332; Ext. 7415

Dr. Thomas Bligh, Director of Creative Writing Program
Knott AC 214; Ext. 5045

 
16300 Old Emmitsburg Road | Emmitsburg, MD 21727
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