Study the power of words
Studying literature gives you the analytical tools and writing skills employers in any industry covet.
An English-Literature degree from Susquehanna prepares you to make a difference and work for nonprofits, government entities or international relations.
Our graduates work for literary agencies, as social media gurus and for Fortune 500 companies. Some do advanced research in education, library and information science or public advocacy. Double majors with a literature background stand out on medical and law school applications.
We encourage teaching assistantships for insight into curriculum development and classroom management. Combined with an education degree, you'll be ready to step right into the classroom and teach.
Two for one equals greater opportunities
Adding a literature major to our publishing and editing major is smart. It gives you a breadth of skills to analyze and create—to choose any path you desire.
We offer one of the only publishing and editing majors in the country. You'll have ample opportunities to publish your own work and contribute to eight department-focused student publications.
Engage and express
From studying forms of writing to analyzing Shakespeare, every class you take builds toward a senior capstone project-modeled on grad school programs-that challenges you to think more deeply about your past four years.
Creative outlets on campus for literature majors include the Literature Club, The Squirrel satire magazine or the Comic Book Club.
Words matter. Here, you'll harness the power of language, while learning to express yourself with style and grace.
A Susquehanna education provides students with flexibility in coursework so they can conduct research, intern and study abroad. When it comes to your major, you’ll begin taking classes in your chosen program of study in your first year.
Here are some of the courses that literature majors take in their first few semesters at Susquehanna.
- Literary Themes
- Studies in Comparative Literatures of the Americas,
- Forms of Writing
- Aesthetics and Interpretation
Download the current course catalog on this page to see the full list of classes and course descriptions for Susquehanna’s majors.
Recent graduates have enrolled in programs at:
Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
West Chester University
Kent State University
Susquehanna's Blog of Book Reviews, Literary Criticism, and the Like.
The scholarly journal of the Northeast Modern Language Association is edited and produced in its entirety here.
Scholarly student work from across the university comes together in one dazzling place.
A magazine of travel writing that publishes stories from students' cross-cultural experiences.
Susquehanna's student-run satirical news source
An online genre/speculative literatures magazine focusing on the odd, experimental, unusual and weird.