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What will I learn?

Awaken your imagination and sharpen your communication skills by becoming a part of our thriving literary community.

English majors enjoy successful careers as teachers, lawyers, publishers, editors, librarians, engineers, doctors, lawyers, writers, ad executives, administrators, social media managers, academics, journalists, web producers and more.

Why Major in English at Adelphi?

  • Receive personal attention in small, seminar-style classes and individualize your education through meaningful extracurricular enrichment.
  • Learn from leading scholars and authors who are nationally recognized for their writing and research.
  • Develop the intellectual tools to launch the career of your choice, whether you’re interested in writing fiction, nonfiction, poetry or playwriting or any other pursuit.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$40,860.00 per year
USD $20,430 per semester
Start date

Expected January, August 2023


Adelphi University

1 South Avenue,


New York,

11530, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completion of official secondary school/university records.

For international students

Applicants must have completion of official secondary school/university records.

Minimum score of 80 on the TOEFL iBT or 6.5 on the IELTS is required.

Application Deadline: Spring Start - November 1; Fall Start - March 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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