Write Your Own Story

Rider’s B.A. in English helps students develop marketable skills in language, writing, analysis and critical thinking. Students can focus their studies in the literature track or the writing track. Both concentrations offer substantial grounding in the rich heritage of world literature and in the cultural diversity of contemporary life. Additionally, there is a cinema studies track for undergraduates who wish to concentrate on film analysis.

Admission Requirements

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How to apply

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Major Requirements

The English curriculum will develop your creativity and skills in language, writing, analysis and critical thinking in literature and writing courses.

John Modica class of 2018
Rider gave me opportunities to strengthen my writing, speaking and leadership skills.
John Modica '18
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How to Apply

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Engaged Learning

Learning by doing. That’s the driving principle behind Engaged Learning at Rider. It’s where theory meets practice, giving you the opportunity to apply the knowledge, skills and insights you’ve gained in the classroom to real-world situations and professional settings.

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Transferring to Rider

Interested in transferring to Rider for English?

Visit the Community College Agreements page to see the community colleges Rider partners with and the courses that transfer for each major.

Begin New Chapters

English can be a preparation for the many professions and vocations that emphasize imagination, sensitivity, analytical skills and writing abilities. Rider English majors have been hired by such businesses and government organizations as the ICT Group, NFL Films, Bristol Myers-Squibb, International School Services, Anderson Consulting, Hastings Healthcare Group and the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy in Philadelphia.


English (B.A.)

Jack Sullivan

Professor, Department Chair

Fine Arts Building

sullivanja [at] rider.edu


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