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Discover why Flagler College is one of the best colleges for English majors in our region. One reason: You can earn your bachelor of arts in English five minutes from the beach, on our historic coastal campus.

Our program is perfect for those with a passion for English language and literature. It can open up a path for a successful and creative career in literary writing, academics, journalism, law, and the communications industry. Our English alums have also gone on to a long list of top grad schools including Harvard and the University of Oxford. Read on to learn more.

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Number of graduate schools our English alums have attended (and counting)

Program Requirements

You'll forge your own path with diverse, colorful courses that sharpen your critical thinking skills and deepen your command of the English language. We offer a minor and a major leading to a bachelor's degree. You can choose your path with two tracks, Literature or Creative Writing. Or, complement any major with a minor in Creative Writing.

If writing is your passion, we have your passion project. As a student, you can work with FLARE, a student-produced literary journal. Or, find opportunities to publish your work in the award-winning Gargoyle student newspaper. If you prefer hands-on experience, try an internship with local newspapers, radio stations, area magazines, or the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce

Academic opportunities also abound here. Our English majors have published their work,  presented at conferences, and joined Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society.

Every student at Flagler College also gets a broad-based education with Core, our groundbreaking general education program. At Flagler, we're dedicated to educating the whole person. We foster intellectual, social, and personal transformation in our students.

Find a list of all your courses and four-year plan below. 

Major Coursework     Minor Coursework     Four-Year Plan

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Meet our Faculty

Our faculty will teach, challenge, and inspire you. Find out who your next mentor might be.

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Why Flagler?

High-impact programs, taught by world-class faculty. A tight-knit, inclusive academic community where all people and ideas are welcome. All in a historically rich, uniquely beautiful Atlantic coast setting. 

Forge your path in this world. Start here.

English News

Find out what's going on with English students, faculty, and alumni.

Read: Adventure Literature Course Gets Students out of the classroom, onto the waves (2022).

An exceptional, affordable education

Tuition at Flagler College is below the national average. You’ll receive an exceptional private education at an affordable cost. 

Explore options for available financial aid and scholarships to the right. 

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Career Outcomes

English majors are more than passionate readers. They become poets and playwrights, critics and editors, publishers and teachers. Most importantly, they are powerful critical thinkers. 

Our alums also go on to graduate programs at some of the most prestigious schools in the world, including Harvard and Oxford. See the list below to find out where, or click the button to find out what career options await you.


What Can I Do With a Major in English?

Graduate Schools Attended By Our Alums

American University
Ashland University
Bowling Green University
Brigham-Young University
Brooklyn College
Catholic University
Chapman University
College of Charleston
College of New Jersey
Converse College
CUNY -Queens
DePaul University
Eastern Tennessee State University
Emerson College
Florida Atlantic University
Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida International University
Florida State University
George Mason University
Georgetown University
Hamline University
Harvard Divinity School
Harvard University
Hollins University
Iowa State University
Lenoir-Rhyne University
Lesley University
Loyola University
Middle Tennessee State University
Naropa Institute
New York Film Academy
Northern Arizona University
North Carolina State University
Ohio University
Oregon State University
Portland State University
Princeton Theological Seminary
Queens University
Sarah Lawrence College
Savannah College of Art and Design
Seton Hill University
Simmons College
Southern Illinois University
Southern New Hampshire University
Spalding University
SUNY-Stony Brook
Syracuse University
Texas State University
Tulane University
University of Alabama
University of Central Florida
University of Chicago
University College of London
University of Exeter
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Maryland
University of Memphis
University of Nebraska
University of New Orleans
University of North Florida
University of Portland
University of South Carolina
University of South Florida
University of Tampa
University of Tennessee
University of Vermont
University of Virginia Law School
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Vermont College of the Arts
Wichita State University

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