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English BA

Literature, Writing & Publishing, B.A.

Prepare for a career in publishing, editing, public relations, pre-law, business, research, education, publishing, finance, entertainment, communications, and a myriad of other careers with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature, Writing & Publishing from St. Francis College!

Hand-selected, notable faculty practitioners and literary prizes bring top authors to campus every semester, including Junot Díaz, Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, Marlon James, and Maud Casey. Whether you want to become an author, editor, or educator, or more, you will be joining a community of breakthrough writers on the cutting edge of the publishing industry.

Underlying the focused, outcomes-driven curriculum is SFC’s robust General Education Program, which is the cornerstone of SFC and affirms its mission to graduate educated, well-rounded individuals who enter the workforce and work to change and culturally diversify the world.


St. Francis College students receive the enhanced Terrier 360 system of wrap-around support from day one to after graduation. Within the robust support, students gain in-depth insight and guidance to academic, internship, and career path options via the Center for Student Success, Center for Career Exploration, and Center for Learning and Leadership.


Qualified students seeking an additional academic challenge can participate in the St. Francis Honors Program, where students participate in a series of small, intensive seminars, trips, and other activities that lead towards a senior thesis.

The College is also home to 15 national honor societies and its own Duns Scotus Honors Society which recognizes students for their academic and community achievements.



The requirement for Literature, Writing & Publishing major is designed to provide a sense of the historical, cultural, and aesthetic context of American, English and world literature. After students take WRI 1100: Introductory Writing, the major requires five “gateway” courses. Gateway courses are an introduction to analytical thinking, inquiry, and collaboration; they are writing-intensive and concentrate on cultural materials along with literary readings in all genres.

The gateway courses are a two-course sequence in American Literature (ENG 2110 and ENG 2120), a two-course sequence in British Literature (ENG 2115 and ENG 2102), and one 2000-level course in world literature and global themes.

Literature, Writing & Publishing majors are encouraged to use some of their elective credits to pursue a minor.

The full curriculum can be found here.

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