English Degree | Bachelor's Degree in English at Medaille College in Buffalo, NY

English Degree | Bachelor's Degree in English at Medaille College in Buffalo, NY

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English (BA)

Empower yourself to succeed in any endeavor you choose, through learning to thoroughly read, research, compellingly write and critically think. Meet our English faculty.

If I had to sum up my experience at Medaille in a few words, I would say “expect the unexpected.” Even courses that I expected not to enjoy ended up thoroughly engaging me, often in ways I hadn't anticipated. I never thought that studying urban water management through the lens of human rights, with Dr. Robert Johnson, would eventually have a profound effect on the topic of my M.A. thesis; yet, in reviewing my work on teaching first-year composition with science journalism, the influence is undeniable. Medaille's faculty, English and otherwise, encouraged me to push myself to new limits, discover and develop new interests, and above all, persevere.

Sarah Kinne '14

About the Program

Medaille's English program isn't only for budding authors. In this digital world, you read and write every single day, which brings new urgency to learn how to critically approach written and digital texts, online and off, and to produce effective writing — to be able to translate meaning to the general population. The English program at Medaille will equip you to open your mind through literature, web-based research, and community-based projects, teach you to critically think, and rigorously prepare you for graduate school or whichever career path you choose.

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Unique Opportunities for English Majors at Medaille College


Write Thing Reading Series

Sponsored by the Medaille College English program, enjoy the chance to meet locally and nationally known writers and illustrators through our Write Thing Reading Series. Events are held throughout the fall and spring semester, with a culminating celebration of the yearly release of Prelude literary magazine.


Prelude Literary Magazine

Gain publication experience through Medaille's annual edition of Prelude, open for creative entries from all students, faculty and staff.


Your Coursework

Even beyond the internship you choose, you will have the opportunity to learn about people and culture through literature, incorporated with community outreach and community-based learning projects within your required coursework. Discover who you are and which paths may be right for you from these well-rounded, hands-on learning experiences, both in and outside of the classroom.



Considering Grad School?

Medaille's English program graduates have gone on to prestigious graduate programs in a variety of fields, including:

New York University and University of Southern California (Master is TESOL)

University of Massachusetts at Boston (Master in Rhetoric)

Emerson College (Master in Global Marketing Communication)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Master in Human Resources)

University of Rochester (Master in Higher Education Administration)


3+3 with UB School of Law

With our new 3+3 program, you can save one full year of tuition by earning your bachelor's degree at Medaille College and your law degree at University at Buffalo School of Law, in just six years (instead of 7)! Learn more at medaille.edu/3plus3.




English Program Specs


Total Credits: 120 credits

Major Core Component: 33 credits

Major Electives: 9 credits

One Required Internship

Optional Concentrations: Creative Writing, Professional Writing


Admission Requirements

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Optional Concentrations

Tailor the program to meet your goals! English majors who choose to pursue a formal concentration in either Creative Writing or Professional Writing will use nine of their free elective credits to fulfill the concentration requirements.

Creative Writing (9 credits)

ENG 400 Senior Portfolio (3)

Choose two of the following:

ENG 300 Fiction Workshop (3)

ENG 310 Poetry Workshop (3)

ENG 320 Drama Workshop (3)

ENG 350 Creative Non-Fiction Writing (3)

ENG 498 Independent Study in Writing (3)

Professional Writing (9 credits)

ENG 260 Business and Professional Writing (3)

ENG 360 Advanced Report and Proposal Writing (3)

COM 200 Digital Media Production (3)



Email: ug@medaille.edu
Call: (716) 880-2000

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