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The College of St. Scholastica

St. Scholastica’s English department is led by faculty who have a passion for the written word, and a dedication to sharing it with their students. Our small class sizes will allow you to work closely with these well-respected, professionally involved faculty members. They have expertise in areas such as Medieval literature and culture, writing, women’s literature and Irish literature. They’ll help you uncover your own areas of focus and discover your voice.

You’ll enjoy significant flexibility as you design your program of study, choosing the courses that resonate with your academic interests and goals. You will learn to appreciate the world’s greatest writers by discussing and analyzing great works of literature.

A degree in English can take you anywhere. Program graduates have developed rewarding careers in business, education, law, public relations, journalism, government service, publishing and even medicine and medical research.

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Benedictine Scholarship

All new first-year applicants to St. Scholastica will be awarded either the Benedictine Scholarship or the Access Award, upon admission to the College.

Financial Aid

100% of traditional incoming undergraduates receive some type of financial aid. The average for scholarships, grants and/or loans is $31,841.

Degree Details

Tuition

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St. Scholastica’s longstanding commitment to inclusivity and generous financial aid packages make our world-class educational programs accessible to students from any background.

Curriculum

Visit our Catalog to view the program, course and degree requirements, and learning outcomes. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.

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Internships

While internships are not required for the English major, a number of students have completed internships at local publications such as New Moon Magazine, The Senior Reporter, Woman Today and the English Department’s own Freshwater Review.

The Freshwater Review is The College of St. Scholastica’s student-run annual journal of literature and art. The Freshwater Review boasts one of the nation’s only fee-free literary contests (The Rose Warner Prizes) and an acceptance rate of less than 3%.

Career Outlook

Employers place considerable value on the ability to communicate effectively and to solve problems. Perhaps the most valuable benefit from a degree in English is the versatility it provides for future career paths. Graduates can find employment in such exciting career fields as business, law, public relations, advertising, journalism, education, writing and publishing. Graduates of our program have developed rewarding careers in business, education, law, public relations, advertising, journalism, library-information services, government service, writing and publishing, philanthropy, and even medicine and medical research. CSS English majors have also gone on to pursue graduate study in a variety of disciplines at distinguished institutions across the country and in the United Kingdom.

Pair with a Language

Boost your brainpower and give yourself a competitive edge in our global economy by pairing your major with a language. St. Scholastica offers programs and courses in American Sign Language, German, Ojibwe, Russian and Spanish.

Meet Our Faculty

Experienced, Dedicated and Distinguished Educators

Expect to be heard, to be challenged and to be involved. St. Scholastica faculty are world-class scholars and experts in their field who invest in your success. Our values of community, respect, stewardship, hospitality and love of learning reflect our faculty’s commitment to lifting up others and celebrating our common humanity.