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Our Bachelor of Arts in English program will teach you to communicate clearly, effectively and persuasively in the written and spoken word.

With a major in English, you'll analyze and understand great literary works of the past and present, which will expand your knowledge of human emotion and experience. Also, you'll take courses in expository writing, literary criticism and a wide variety of literature subjects.

If you wish to become content ready for secondary level teaching, consider the Secondary Education/English major at Point Park.

Pictured is English alumnus Simon Huff.

Courses & Topics

You will receive a well-rounded education through our core curriculum and classes in the English major. Some of the courses students with a major in English might take include:

  • Creative Writing Workshops
  • Contemporary Literature
  • The English Drama
  • Literary Criticism
  • Popular Culture
  • Professional and Business Writing
  • Exploring Art Through Prose

Faculty bring industry experience and expertise to the classroom.

The faculty in the Department of Literary Arts have extensive expertise in a wide range of disciplines including American and British literature, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, linguistics, women's studies, composition, public speaking and more.

Meet the faculty
Pictured is P.K. Weston, Ed.D., professor of English.
  • Research interests include Emerson and contemporary critical theory
  • Teaches courses in American, British and world literature, literary criticism, public speaking, advanced oral communication and English composition
  • Elected president of the Rotary Club of Pittsburgh, only the fourth woman in the organization's 101-year history to be elected president

Career Options

Graduates of our Bachelor of Arts in English program go on to pursue law school or graduate school in literature and creative writing or take on positions such as:

  • Writer
  • Freelancer
  • Editor
  • Journalist
  • Producer
  • Administrator
  • Communications professional
  • Business professional
  • Technical writer
  • Publisher

Alumni Success

Learn where our English graduates have gone on to build their careers.

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Pictured is English alumna Elizabeth Soucek.
"Point Park gave me a solid foundation to build upon when I went to law school … I particularly enjoyed the small class sizes, which allowed for more group literature discussion, and I was excited to learn from the many accomplished professors in the English program."
Pictured is English alumnus Rick Moody.
"My undergraduate degree in English has allowed my business communications to flourish and given me an edge in writing reports and medical records. It has also helped me stay cognizant of cultural inclusion and different humanistic angles to approach my tasks with on a daily basis."

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