Writing, thoughtful reading, synthesizing of information and love of literature and learning typify the English major at Duquesne University.

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Department of English and Theater Arts

The Department of English is committed to developing the skills, the knowledge, and the conscience of the next generation of leaders, who will shape the world that they inherit.

If you are interested in learning English as a Second Language, please visit the ESL Department website.


English at Duquesne features...

  • A blend of traditional and contemporary approaches to literature
  • State-of-the-art Writing Center
  • Departmental Internship Director
  • Faculty mentoring of students both in and outside the classroom
  • Degree programs at the undergraduate (B.A.) and graduate levels (M.A. and Ph.D.)
  • Opportunity to take courses in media production and technique at Pittsburgh Filmmakers.
  • A major and minor program in Theater Arts

Our faculty are...

  • Authors and editors of respected literary journals and scholarly books
  • Officers in international, national, and regional professional organizations
  • Recipients of national awards for scholarly publications and editing
  • Recipients of Duquesne University awards in teaching, scholarship, service, and ethics
  • Meet the faculty »