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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 and analyze literature in a global context to explore a variety of cultures
  • Develop the skills and knowledge needed to write compelling works or teach the next generation
  • Create original manuscripts in fiction, poetry, dramaturgy, nonfiction, and mixed media forms
  • Pursue internship opportunities in writing, publishing and teaching
  • Collaborate with published authors and take part in discussions, academic conferences and creative showcases

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

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."

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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.

Internships and Jobs

At Kean, we believe in helping all of our students find internships and jobs that support their career goals. Career services staff provide professional services and offer job fairs and networking events year-round.

Kean students gain real-world experience through internships. (Medical Technology)
Internships and Jobs


Partner with faculty or conduct your own original research. You can publish and present your findings at Kean Research Days or national conferences.

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Study Abroad

Kean offers study abroad opportunities in many countries. Study at Wenzhou-Kean University in China for the cost of a semester at Kean USA.

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Study Abroad


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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