Majors in English find themselves well prepared for graduate school in English and creative writing, for teaching, for law school and other professional schools, for careers in publishing, film, management, advertising and for other professions requiring creativity, careful attention to language and critical thinking.

The Bucknell Department of English ranks ninth (in the past decade) out of over 500 liberal arts colleges and universities for number of majors going on to receive Ph.D.'s. Recent graduates have enrolled in graduate programs at Brown, Columbia, Duke, Harvard, NYU, Oxford, Princeton, and Rice, as well as the Universities of Iowa, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Sussex and Toronto.

Alumni Career Paths

You're not the first person to graduate from Bucknell with a degree in English.

Take a look at "English Majors Going Places!" to learn what some of our recent majors are doing now, and how their English degree from Bucknell helped them get there. Explore other alumni achievements.

Bucknell's Career Development Center


Portion of the Class of 2016 that reported being employed, in graduate school, both employed and in graduate school or volunteering within nine months of graduation.

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The Career Development Center is located in Botany Building (along 7th Street).

During the academic year, we are open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Summer hours are weekdays from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.
Fax: 570.577.3028

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Notable awards, achievements and media highlights featuring English alumni, faculty and students.


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