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Study Great Literature of the Past and Present

Department of English

Division of Communication Studies, Fine Arts and Literature

When you major in English at Bridgewater College, you engage in the close study of a wide range of literature. You’ll study well-known American and English works, as well as new literature representing many cultures. Our writing courses develop your talents in exposition and analysis and give you the opportunity for extensive creative work.

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You’ll develop skills in writing, speech and research, while learning to make analytical and aesthetic judgments as a reader. Your study of both the historical development and current usage of the English language enables you to become an effective writer and editor.

Students who major in English might also be interested in Bridgewater’s 5-year Master of Arts in Digital Media Strategy.

English Major

Choose from three tracks – writing, literary studies or language and literature. Explore all the career paths available to you.

English Minor

Add a minor in English to any major at Bridgewater.

American Studies Concentration

Explore American culture from a variety of perspectives. Choose from classes in English, music, communications, history and sociology.

English Faculty

Questions? Contact us!

Dr. Christian Sheridan, Department Chair