Enriched learning through literary tradition.

Centuries of inspiration will guide your future as you explore literary classics. Students write their own success stories while led by published professionals. A career in publication, a pursuit to teach, or a running board to law school, the English program is a door to opportunity.

“The English Major: In love with language and in love with life…”—Mark Edmundson, “The Ideal English Major”

Also Offering Minors in:

  • Writing
  • Literature

Your Courses

Covering courses in periods of literature, in writing, and in teaching, this program invites you to explore the English language. From Composition to Shakespeare to memoir writing, curriculum challenges students to become English experts.


The IN Crowd

QU showed me that there are truly kind people in the world and that there are people that want to help you and see you be successful.
Rachel McGuire '13, Production Artist

Your Career Options

  •         Editor
  •         Speech Writer
  •         Copywriter
  •         Public Relations
  •         Journalist
  •         English teacher
  •         Law School
  •         Public or private English teacher

Active Learning Opportunities

  • Professional Development School (PDS) model for the teaching pursuant. From your first Education course, you’ll learn your craft in a local public or private school, continuously connecting theory with classroom practice.
  • Practicum opportunities at QU-TV, a student-produced on-air news media, and The Falcon, the campus newspaper, advised by Quincy Herald Whig editor.
  • Internship choices at 125 corporations, many paid, as early as freshman year.
  • Public relations for on-campus events with the Communication Club.
Fun Fact: Attending Quincy can be very affordable for you--98% of our students receive financial assistance that ranges from $8,000 to $16,000 per year.

There’s no application fee when you apply online.

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