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What You Learn

Kean English majors craft their own stories and interpret a wide variety of narratives within the social and historical contexts that inspired them.

  • Study the art of clear and persuasive writing
  • Read literature in a global context to explore a variety of cultures
  • Develop critical interpretation, research writing, and communication skills
  • Create original manuscripts in fiction, poetry, dramaturgy, nonfiction, and mixed media forms
  • Access internship and professional opportunities within the Humanities

Students can specialize in literature, writing, or English in global settings.

You can also choose to pursue a teaching certification or complete your degree at Kean Ocean in Toms River.

Program Options:

B.A. in English

B.A. in English | Writing

B.A. in English in Global Settings

B.A. in English | Teacher of Students with Disabilities

B.A. in English | Teacher Certification

Also available


Samina Gul Ali, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow Nira Gupta-casale, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Janet Balakian, Ph.D., Professor Abriana Jette, Ph.D., Lecturer
Dean Casale, Ph.D., Associate Professor Christina Mastroeni, Lecturer
Shannon Case, Ph.D., Lecturer Elizabeth Reddington, Ph.D., Lecturer
Mia Fiore, Ph.D., Lecturer Lisa Sisler, Lecturer
Christopher Friend, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Mark Smith, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Daniel Gover, Ph.D., Professor Maria Zamora, Ph.D., Associate Professor
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I love being a storyteller, whether it’s factual news or creative fiction. I chose English because I love writing, and it’s something that was beckoning and calling to me."

Schané Flowers '18
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The Classroom and Beyond

At Kean, we believe learning extends far beyond the walls of our classrooms and labs. That's why we encourage you to get involved in clubs and organizations, study abroad at our campus in China or elsewhere, and pursue internships that will advance your career. Find out more.

After Kean

Kean English graduates have a variety of vibrant careers in diverse industries. Popular jobs for English majors include:

  • Writer                                                   
  • Editor
  • Teacher
  • Journalist
  • Playwright
  • Dramaturg
  • Social media manager
  • Digital content writer
  • Public relations specialist
  • Corporate communications officer

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