The English major at Mercyhurst is designed to immerse students in the constantly evolving discipline of literature and expression. From analyzing classic British literature to writing your own thesis on applied linguistics, the English Department offers a focus of study for any student who loves to read and write. We emphasize the importance of thorough literary research of as well as individual thought and practice in theory development. Our dedicated faculty establish close working relationships with students and help them work through readings, research papers, and literary criticism studies; it’s not uncommon to see a gathering of English faculty and students continue their conversations outside the classroom. English majors at Mercyhurst graduate with the writing, analysis and presentation skills needed for graduate programs at high-caliber universities, or to secure employment with this flexible and marketable degree.