Competitive edge

Studying literature gives you the analytical tools and writing skills employers in any industry covet.

Career options

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.

Words matter

At Susquehanna, you’ll harness the power of language, while learning to express yourself with style and grace.

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.

You’ll have ample opportunities to publish your own work and contribute to eight department-focused student publications. Creative outlets on campus for literature majors include the Literature Club or the Comic Book Club.

Double major with publishing & editing

Adding a publishing and editing major to a literature major is smart. Susquehanna offers one of the only publishing and editing majors in the country. It gives you a breadth of skills to analyze and create — to choose any path you desire.

Minor options

Our interdisciplinary minors, like women’s studies and public policy, help you gain a better understanding of important topics in today’s world.

Student Run Publications


Red, Inc.

Susquehanna’s Blog of Book Reviews, Literary Criticism, and the Like.

Modern Language Studies

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.


An online genre/speculative literatures magazine focusing on the odd, experimental, unusual and weird.

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