Why study English? 

English is one of the largest departments in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, and a cornerstone of Boston College’s thriving commitment to the liberal arts. We offer numerous courses on a wide range of subjects, including literary and cultural history, genre, gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, migration, disability, the environment, digital humanities, and creative writing. We have a large presence in the core, especially in the teaching of the First-Year Writing Seminar and the Literature Core. We also have a large major and minor, a two-year MA program, and a selective PhD program, while remaining active in numerous interdisciplinary programs and speaker series.

Faculty Publications

News & Notes

Student Voices

Where do our graduates work?

New York Magazine

Freelance writer

Penguin Random House

Associate Editor 


Staff Reporter

National Geographic Traveler


Chronicle of Higher Education


Chief of Surgery

Eastern Regional Medical Center


Dow Jones News Service


Seton Hall University

Assistant Professor

Account Manager 

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