LVC English student Michai Figueroa stands at podium in front of chalkboard with the words, "This is poetry."


If the world's a stage (as the Bard says), then English majors play the lead.

As writers, marketers, business leaders, teachers, and communicators in many fields, graduates of the LVC English program shape strategies; provide clear, concise, and crucial information; educate the next generation to be thoughtful critical thinkers; and, through their creativity, contribute to culture and society.

The ENG 299 Professionalization course will prepare you to discover, apply for, and thrive in a career that aligns with your goals and interests.

Learn More About the Program

As an English student at LVC, you can specialize in a few different areas: journalism and communications, literature, film, or theater. It’s easy to combine your interests by choosing double or even triple majors and performing with LVC’s popular Wig & Buckle Theater Company. Write and publish for the school newspaper, La Vie Collegienne, or our literary magazine, Green BlotterNeed-based departmental scholarships are available.

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Faculty Experts

Your professors at LVC will be a source of inspiration: They’ll work side-by-side with you to create an academic journey and a career pathway that helps you imagine the brilliant future that lies ahead.

Writing: A Life

LVC regularly welcomes visiting authors for readings, workshops, and classroom visits..

Internship Opportunities

Through an internship, you’ll explore possible career paths, gain workplace experience, and build networks and references.

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Number of English majors employed in the U.S. (ACS, 2021)
employment rate for English majors in the tri-state area (DE, PA, NJ) (ACS, 2021)

In Their Words

The faculty’s expertise and compassion have improved my reading, writing, and analysis skills in the classroom and my awareness and integrity in everyday life. The professors provide me with the means to become the best version of myself through one-on-one attention, discussion-based classes on any topic imaginable, and countless opportunities to publish and present at conferences.
Gillian Wenhold ’24, English and Social Justice & Civic Engagement
Being an English major opens up a world of possibilities in today’s competitive and multifaceted job market. English majors at LVC are versatile thinkers, active learners, and analytical writers who are well-suited for a myriad of careers.
Dr. Shayani Bhattacharya, Assistant Professor of English
I will never forget the impact my professors had on my personal life and educational journey. LVC set me up for success in and out of the classroom.
Tony Gorick ’11, Sales and Events Manager for Decades Lancaster

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