Tell us your interests.
As an English and Textual Studies major at Syracuse University, you will immerse in the study of literary history, criticism, and theory. Discover the meaning in language and culture and examine literary forms. You may pursue a concentration in Creative Writing or Film and Screen Studies, and you may also choose to pursue dual enrollment (in Education, for example) with another school or college within the University.
Gain the strong writing, reasoning, and communication skills you need to pursue careers that demand practitioners with your passion for words and ideas.
- Survey of British Literature
- Survey of American Literature
- Introduction to Shakespeare
- Narratives of Culture: Introduction to Issues of Critical Reading
- Ethnicity and Literary Texts
- Topics in Critical Analysis
Seize opportunities to do community volunteering and professional internships – on campus, off campus, or internationally. Academic counselors and faculty advisors will guide you in aligning your interests and academic path with opportunities for growth.
Turn to the College of Arts and Sciences’ Center for Innovative Learning (iLEARN) for support with innovative educational programs and your undergraduate research activities. The center can help complement your traditional classroom and laboratory work with enhanced out-of-classroom learning experiences.
There are more than 350 student organizations at Syracuse University, and you can get involved with any of them. Explore themes like art, entertainment, advocacy, government, media, religion, and service.
Broaden your perspective and enhance your resume with an international experience through SU Abroad, which features more than 100 programs in 60 countries. You can choose semester, summer, short term, and yearlong options for international study. English and Textual Studies majors will find relevant programs in Florence, London, Madrid, and in many world partner programs.
Life after Syracuse University
As a College of Arts & Sciences graduate with a major in English and Textual Studies, you can explore such careers as:
- Copy editing
- Human Resources
- Public Relations
- Writing and Journalism
You can also pursue graduate training in such areas as library science, education, journalism, and more. Recent graduates of the program have attended some of the top graduate schools in the U.S.