“The English program at UB taught me to see the world through a fresh set of eyes. I learned how important it is to live an examined life.”
—Patrik Fleming, B.A. ’08
Want to add a minor to your major?
Learn more about our minors. (Note that not all minors are possible to combine with every major.)
Thinking about law school?
Learn more about our Automatic Admit option through the UB School of Law.
Shorten your path to your master's degree.
Students who qualify may take up to 9 graduate credits, which apply to both the bachelor's degree in English and the M.A. in Publications Design. Contact us for more information or learn more about our accelerated options.
Learn more about internship opportunities available to you.
Studying English at UB means immersing yourself in a classic liberal arts education while also gaining relevant practical and professional skills.
Our Bachelor of Arts program, offered by the Klein Family School of Communications Design, prepares you for positions in publications and communications (media production, graphic design, electronic publishing, writing, editing and public relations) and provides a solid education in theory and literary studies for those who intend to pursue careers in teaching or related graduate degrees.
As an English major, you'll cultivate habits of attention, inquiry and analysis that come from reading and thinking about literature. You'll develop awareness of language, mastery of technique and creative vision as poets and fiction writers. And you'll gain practical understanding of how technologies shape ideas, forms of expression and cultural values.
The Applied Rhetoric Specialization is designed for students interested in developing the skills for professions in law, communication and business. This interdisciplinary specialization focuses on the analysis of language across multiple genres and includes literary study, writing, popular culture and communications courses.