English: Academic Programs

Good Reads

Book cover for Thursday Next Series

Thursday Next Series by Jasper Fforde

Recommended by: Alison Trautmann

English Majors

English: Writing

This major provides experiences in understanding and using writing in a variety of genres, for a variety of purposes and audiences.  This course of study works well as your primary focus, and it is also designed to complement other majors and minors.  Learn more about the major in English: Writing.

English: Literature

This major provides a comprehensive overview of literature that includes a broad range of authors and genres. Course requirements are flexible, so you can tailor the program to your interests and career aspirations. Learn more about the major in English:Literature.

English/Secondary Education

This major pairs courses in literature and writing with courses in education. Learn more about the major in English/Secondary Education.

MA in Professional Writing

Marywood's M.A. in Professional Writing is unique to Northeastern Pennsylvania where you will learn how to write at an advanced level in a variety of professional settings, no matter your career interest. Learn More

English Minors

English: Writing

The English: Writing minor provides experience writing in a variety of genres. Classes are both enjoyable and practical. The minor can be tailored to your interests and career goals, so it serves both English: Literature majors and those in other disciplines. Learn more about the English: Writing minor.

English: Literature

The English minor includes 18 credits in literature and writing courses, nine of which are completed by every student as part of the core curriculum requirements. The remaining courses span all of the department's offerings, so you can make choices that suit your goals and interests. Learn more about the English: Literature minor.


Our internship program places students in a variety of work environments. Taking on roles as writers and editors, interns often help in the publication of community newsletters and magazines. English majors have recently worked at the Lackawanna Historical Society, Happenings Magazine, and Marywood's University Relations Office.

Considering adding an English or minor? Make an appointment with the English Chair to discuss your options: 570-348-6219.