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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.

  • Develop the art of clear and persuasive writing

  • Study great works of literature and explore new cultures

  • Understand how to think critically about societal issues

  • Collaborate with established authors and researchers

  • Gain meaningful internship and professional opportunities in the nearby global publishing hub of New York City

You 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

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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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