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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
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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
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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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