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English Department

Come in as a writer or lover of books, and choose your direction

This is the ideal major for students who love to read and write, use their imaginations, and engage in ideas about language, literature, and culture. Our students transform what they discover in the classroom and put it into practice in their careers.

  • You can attend national conferences, conduct and present research, and become involved in our literary journal or campus newspaper
  • We have an active English honor society
  • Our students enjoy close relationships with faculty members and other students in the department
  • We place a high value on community and host many social gatherings and events, including poetry readings, guest lectures, and film screenings.
  • Our students feel a sense of home, but enjoy a rigorous and challenging curriculum

Information for Accepted Students

Internships

Students are required to do an internship and are encouraged to publish as an undergraduate

Clubs & Organizations

  • English Club

    This club cultivates the appreciation of literature and other arts.

  • The Westfield Voice

    The Voice is the Westfield State student press with primary emphasis on news that most directly and immediately affects students.

    Website