Academic Programs of Study



  • Literature and writing courses
  • Suit your goals and interests
  • 18 credit minor program requirement

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English at Marywood

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Bill Conlogue, Ph.D.
19th and 20th Century American Literature
Erin Sadlack, Ph.D.
Medieval and Early Modern British Literature, Women's Studies, and Rhetoric and Composition
Agnes Cardoni, Ph.D.
Composition, 20th Century American Literature, Feminist Theory, and English Education
Helen Bittel, Ph.D.
Victorian Literature and Children's Literature
This is just a sample of our English faculty - see them all!


I am where I am today because of everyone at Marywood.

In 2012, I earned a bachelor’s degree in English with a double minor in Broadcast Communications and Journalism. Leaving college, I thought I would become the next David Muir.  But instead of a pen as my instrument of choice, it became a camera.  As much as I like hearing and telling stories during the writing process, I believe visual storytelling enhances the writing of the story. In the end, with both of those elements, you have quite a product.

I work at WUSA9 in Washington, D.C. where I am a photojournalist and producer for Great Day Washington, a local lifestyle show which showcases the good things happening in the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia areas.

And how did Marywood help me achieve success? Small class sizes are a definite with one-on-one assistance and professors engaging with students. The full-time faculty teach the foundations of the craft while the adjunct professors give a perspective of how it is once you leave college and enter the real world.  

The many media platforms available on campus are beneficial for students who want to dive in and gain experience. From a school newspaper that is rising to new heights of success, an award-winning radio station, and televised events run by students, Marywood has the tools to help you succeed. Once I stepped into my field, I was properly trained to be the best storyteller I could be.

I am where I am today because of everyone at Marywood.

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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English: Literature majors must complete a minimum of 45 credit hours in English:

ENGL 160 Composition and Rhetoric
ENGL 170 Introduction to Literary Studies
ENGL 180 Introduction to World Literature
Survey Courses 3 out of 4 of the following:
ENGL 357A American Literature I
ENGL 357 American Literature II
ENGL 360 British Literature I
ENGL 364 British Literature II
One upper-level writing course
One course from: ENGL 310-329, Genre
One course from: ENGL 330-349, Theme
One course from: ENGL 350-359, American Period
One course from: ENGL 360-369, British Period
ENGL 370 Shakespeare
ENGL 495 Senior Seminar
Two courses from: ENGL 310-499