English Degree Information

Explore Great Literature of the Past and Fast Forward to the Voices of Today

Choose a track in creative writing, education, or literature. In literature, your readings will include novels, short stories, and poetry. Creative writing includes courses in fiction, poetry, memoir, and editing and writing for publication. You'll graduate with the ability to write effectively, read intelligently, and appreciate all forms of literature. Graduates have pursued careers in writing, publishing, media, research, advertising, marketing, government, education, and even President at Franklin Pierce.

Publish your work in the University's Northern New England Review or the student literary magazine, Nevermore. Compete for the Harriet Wilson Fiction, Wensberg Poetry, and Calderwood Creative Non Fiction prizes.

A major and minor are offered. 

Creative Writing

A concentration is offered in creative writing.


A concentration is offered in literature.


The concentration offered in Education is specifically designed for students who seek a career as a middle school or high school teacher.

Franklin Pierce Literary Society

Join the Franklin Pierce Literary Society!

Nevermore ReviewYou have the opportunity to publish your work in the Nevermore Review, Franklin Pierce University's student literary magazine.
Northern New England ReviewYou have the opportunity to publish your work in the Northern New England Review, a creative voice for the Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine region.
Sigma Tau DeltaYou have the opportunity to join Franklin Pierce's chapter of the National English Honor Society if you meet the national requirements for induction.
  • Renee Lute '09

    The writing classes I took as a student at Franklin Pierce propelled me toward summer writing institutes and graduate school, where I earned my MFA in creative writing. I've since been published in a number of literary journals, magazines, and anthologies, including Bellevue Literary Review, Mamalode, and ROAR Magazine. The literature and writing professors at Franklin Pierce were incredibly encouraging, and I'm so thankful for them."

    Renee Lute '09

    Published Author, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Northern New England Review 

Sample Career Opportunities
Franklin Pierce graduates have gone on to enjoy careers and internships with such companies as:
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • The New York Times
  • Glamour
  • Highlights
  • CBS Television Studios


  • Shakespeare Globe Theatre
  • Yankee Publishing
  • Associated Press


Our dedicated faculty are at the heart of providing academic instruction and a Pierce education. Learn more about our knowledgeable faculty and their areas of study.

Humanities Faculty Bios

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Want to Know More?

Download the English Program SheetDownload an English program sheet to view on-screen or print, or view the College at Rindge Academic Catalog for specific degree requirements and course information.

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