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College of Liberal Arts & Sciences > English

Phone: (845) 257-2720
Location: Jacobson Faculty Tower Room 714
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The Department of English offers several programs designed to give students a knowledge of their linguistic and literary heritage and to develop their skills as writers and critics. Each of the tracks within the major has its own requirements. These programs prepare students for careers in teaching, publishing and business as well as for graduate work in English and a variety of other disciplines in which effective reading and writing skills are important. At least half the work toward the major must be completed at New Paltz. Students must earn a grade of "C-" or better in courses used for an English major or minor. English Composition courses do not count toward the major, nor do courses taken under the pass/fail option.

PLEASE NOTE: Programs offered by the Department of English are in revision during academic year 2014-2015. Please go here for this year's transitional plans of study, or click on "Program Changes" below.

Students who declared a major or minor in English prior to Fall 2014 will find the previous plans of study at the "Major" and "Minor" links below.


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