Dive into the World of Literature and Write your Story


Apply your interests in literary analysis, creative and professional writing, and digital publishing starting from the beginning of your freshman year. At Stevenson, you can build an individualized program based on your personal and professional aspirations, drawing from an array of courses in literature, creative writing, professional writing, publishing, and digital studies.

The hallmark of the Stevenson English program is a topics-based curriculum that combines classic literary works with popular texts and underrepresented voices. Take courses in poetry, fiction, and prose. Additionally, study writers from Shakespeare to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie with faculty who are published authors and nationally recognized scholars.

Creative and professional writing courses such as Style and Editing, Writing Videogames and Interactive Stories, and Intro to Digital Publishing develop the creative and digital skills that make writers versatile and attractive in today’s digital market. Departmental events, including our Visiting Writer Series, career forums, and off-campus excursions provide hands-on learning and bring students into contact with successful professionals in their fields.

Want to go the extra mile? Our Bachelor’s to Master’s Option allows you to graduate with a master’s in as little as five years.

Graduates of the English Language and Literature program will:

  • Solve problems by thinking creatively and critically.
  • Read and interpret texts using critical theory and language arts.
  • Use research resources.
  • Write academic, professional, and/or creative texts.
  • Communicate orally and nonverbally.
  • Negotiate personal values in relation to the values of others.
  • Apply academic preparation to professional and cultural experiences beyond the classroom.
  • Make informed academic and career choices based on self-determined goals.

Publish & Flourish

Do you need to share your creative vision? Stevenson’s English program lets you express your voice and gain career-ready skills through courses in digital publishing, gaming, and interactive narrative, and by serving on the staff of our digital literary magazine, The Greenspring Review, or The Villager, the digital campus newspaper.

Stevenson English Language and Literature

Career Connections

Internship Placements

  • 98 Rock
  • National MS Society
  • Owings Mills Times
  • Patuxent Publishing
  • The Baltimore Sun

Top Employers

  • Baltimore County Public Library
  • Carrol County Public Schools
  • Harford County Government
  • M&T Bank
  • Social Security Administration

Graduate Opportunities

  • Drexel University
  • Florida Atlantic International University
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Vermont College of Fine Art

Career Pathways

  • Blogging
  • Copyrighting
  • Grant Writer
  • Journalist
  • Social Media Coordinator

Meet Our Students & Alumni

Connection to Creativity

Morgan LaMonica

English Language and Literature Major

Morgan found the small school atmosphere and close relationships with faculty she was looking for at Stevenson, getting involved right away with on-campus research opportunities and becoming an editor for The Greenspring Review.

Study English at Stevenson


The courses in the preview below are required for completion of the bachelor’s degree in English. Students must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson Educational Experience (SEE).

Course Preview

ENG 160Introduction to Literary Studies3 credits
ENG 231Style and Editing3 credits
ENG 256Introduction to Digital Publishing3 credits
ENG 331Design Your Career3 credits
ENG 332Advanced Critical Approaches to Literature3 credits

Academic Catalog

Explore our academic catalog for a full listing of courses, course descriptions, and suggested course sequence for Stevenson’s English program.


Minors in English

The minor in English requires successful completion of a minimum of six courses and 18 credits with an ENG prefix at the 200-level or above.

Students minoring in English are eligible to take courses restricted to the English major if the prerequisites are met. Please see an academic advisor for more information. General guidelines regarding minors may be found in the Minors section of the catalog.

Minors at Stevenson

Add a Professional Minor

Open yourself up to additional career paths with one of our professional minors. Each minor is designed to pair with students’ majors to give them additional career options, a competitive edge in the job market, and an opportunity to shape their Stevenson experience to meet their specific career goals. 

Find a Professional Minor

BA Option

Students also have the option of completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

Bachelor’s to Master’s Option

BS/MS options are available for students majoring in English Language and Literature who wish to combine their bachelor’s coursework while working toward a Stevenson University Master’s Degree in one of the following:

Explore more Bachelor’s to Master’s Options

English Language and Literature News

Stevenson University had the honor to host fiction writer Danielle Evans, who has been making major headway and a notable name for herself in the literary community. As stated on her website, “Danielle Evans is the author o.

Professor Hewett’s ENG 225 Creative Nonfiction course had the pleasure of hosting writer and educator Tonee Moll during Visiting Writer’s week that was held this April 2023. One of Moll’s recent creations You Can Not Sa.

The English Department's very own Dr. Chandler's essay "Slum Simulacra: Jack Kerouac, Oscar Lewis, and Cultures of Poverty" was chosen by Anne A.

Gaming and Virtual Reality

Make Them Love You More

Tech companies love English majors: make them love you even more. Put your words and ideas to work with a professional minor in Software Design & Coding, opening doors to emerging careers in Gaming, Virtual Reality, Digital Publishing, and Creative Entrepreneurship.

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