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Bachelor of Arts in English

Students with a Bachelor of Arts in English move between literature, creative writing and practical publication as they prepare to master the literary and creative world of the future. At Drexel, our English majors do. They read great books while expanding their critical reading and writing skills and knowledge of the world and cultures. They travel from Africa to Early America to Victorian England to Haiti. They also have the opportunity to be part of our writing and publishing community.

Housed in our department is the Drexel Publishing Group (DPG) where students can be published as early as their first year in The 33rd, an anthology of Drexel student and faculty writing; become an intern at the Painted Bride Quarterly, an internationally recognized literary magazine; write for 5027 Mac, an online magazine of student writing; or for Maya, the undergraduate literary magazine.

Students work with professors who are deeply immersed in their subjects and who are working editors at scholarly and/or creative journals such as Painted Bride Quarterly, The Journal of African Literature Association, Rocky Mountain Review, PerContra, and Press One. On a competitive basis, students are able to work with faculty on their scholarly or creative projects, and be part of programs such as the Humanities Fellowship Program, which enables students to conduct paid research alongside humanities faculty mentors. Students gain insider insight into the field at our annual Drexel Writing Festival, which features discussions with experts like Anthony DeCurtis, contributing editor for Rolling Stone and Buzz Bissinger, author of “Friday Night Lights”.

Learn more about the Bachelor of Arts in English in the Course Catalog

In keeping with Drexel University’s commitment to experiential learning, the accelerated BA in English and MA in Publishing offers students the opportunity to graduate in five years with two separate six-month co-op experiences and a Masters degree, which also includes many opportunities for hands-on experience.

Learn more about the accelerated BA in English and MA in Publishing

Drexel Coop + Career

Through Drexel’s renowned cooperative education program (co-op), students embark on up to three, six-month periods of full-time employment, exploring their career options, strengthening their resumes and building a professional network in the process.

Our students have worked with a number of publications and companies including Marie Claire, Philadelphia Magazine and the Philadelphia Tourist Bureau.