Degrees Granted
BA, Minor
Degree Level
Garden City, NY

Awaken your imagination and sharpen your communication skills by becoming a part of our thriving literary community.

Why Earn Your BA in English?

English majors enjoy successful careers as teachers, lawyers, publishers, editors, librarians, engineers, doctors, lawyers, writers, ad executives, administrators, social media managers, academics, journalists, web producers and more.

Why Major in English at Adelphi?

  • Receive personal attention in small, seminar-style classes and individualize your education through meaningful extracurricular enrichment.
  • Learn from leading scholars and authors who are nationally recognized for their writing and research.
  • Develop the intellectual tools to launch the career of your choice, whether you’re interested in writing—fiction, nonfiction, poetry or playwriting—or any other pursuit.


* Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2018
of our English graduates are employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation.
Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2018

As an English major, assignments often involved critical analysis and interpretation of works of literature. I often analyzed works through a disability lens, which allowed me to dive deep into my own personal experiences as a disabled woman, as well as to learn more about how disability influences my understanding of the world.

Emily Ladau ’13 BA in English

Minor in English

The minor in English is an excellent pairing with any major at Adelphi. Enhance your future prospects by gaining the communication and critical assessment skills valued by graduate schools and employers alike.

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

Dive headfirst into the literary world and take advantage of a wide range of opportunities from hands-on work experiences to engaging with leading writers. Adelphi students have interned at:

As part of our commitment to fostering a tight-knit literary community, the English program often hosts diverse literary voices—both emerging and established—for readings and talkbacks. Past visiting writers include:

  • Amy Hempel
  • Alice Hoffman ’73, ’02 (Hon.)
  • Mark Jarman
  • Tayari Jones
  • Tracy K. Smith
  • Jacqueline Woodson ’16 (Hon.)

Program Info

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, submit the appropriate application requirements:

Transformative Educational Opportunities

All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape:

  • The Honors College – fostering intellectual perspectives and critical skills
  • Levermore Global Scholars – preparing students to become global thinkers and leaders
  • Study Abroad – providing opportunities to experience another culture and see the world from a new perspective

Awards & Recognition

Phone Number
Harvey Hall 216

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