Undergraduate Degree in English
The B.A. in English at Duquesne University provides an ideal way to acquire an outstanding education in the liberal arts. Literary study, composition, and research skills are the bedrock of academic and professional excellence. English majors develop a personalized course of study while concentrating in Literary Studies, Writing, or Film Studies.
According to LawyerEDU.org, earning a degree in English is also one of the best ways for students to prepare for Law School.
The Literary Studies concentration offers knowledge of English and American literature through a curriculum emphasizing the relationship between literature, culture, society, and ethical issues. MORE
The Writing concentration affords the opportunity to combine literary study with course work in composition. Writing workshops in poetry, fiction and drama enhance creative instincts, clarity, and precision. MORE
The Film Studies concentration offers knowledge of American and International film through a course of study combining historical, theoretical and technical approaches to the material. In addition, students take courses in film production at Pittsburgh Filmmakers where they have access to the most up to date techniques and equipment. MORE
Accelerated Master's Program
The Department of English invites undergraduate students at Duquesne to earn a Master of Arts degree in only five years. MORE
If you are interested in learning English as a Second Language, please visit the ESL website.
Declaring Your Major
To declare an English or Theater major or minor, just follow these simple steps:
- Log in to DORI
- Go to "Index" (located in the upper right-hand corner)
- Go to "Liberal Arts" (listed under Schools in the sidebar on the far right)
- Go to "Bachelor's Programs"
- Fill out the "Major/Minor Declaration form" and proceed to confirmation
When a student declares an English or Theater major, he/she is assigned a faculty mentor. An email is then sent to each student with contact information for the mentor.
Students are required to meet with this mentor prior to registering for classes each semester.
Faculty mentors will help students in a variety of ways, including:
- meeting each semester to determine which classes the student should take in order to meet requirements
- advising the student throughout their English or Theater studies
- discussing options for potential graduate study