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Welcome to Hartwick English

WHY STUDY ENGLISH AT HARTWICK?

You’re passionate about sharing the written word with others – as an author, a journalist, a teacher and many more career possibilities.

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Here’s what makes Hartwick’s English program stand out:

  • Unlock your potential to analyze information, craft compelling writing and discover your unique voice.
  • Find your niche and choose from exciting courses like digital marketing, creative writing, sports journalism or teacher education.
  • Broaden your perspective with life-changing global programs in Ireland, Iceland, Spain and other destinations.
  • Get a head start on your law school dreams with our pre-law program, designed to prepare you for success.

Many Career Paths

With so many ways to use your English major, salaries can range from $56,000 to $145,000 (Bureau of Labor Statistics). Here’s just a sample of how Hartwick alums are putting their English degree to work:

  • Skidmore College
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Winston Preparatory School
  • Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Hungryroot
  • Chronogram magazine

WHERE WILL YOUR HARTWICK ENGLISH DEGREE TAKE YOU?

A Career

Like Elizabeth (“Lizzy”) Giedraitis ’18, a marketing specialist with New Media Retailer. She interned with the Literature, Media and Writing Department, producing marketing copy for incoming students and the department’s social media accounts.


Like Kevin Blake ’17, who paired his double major in biology and literature to pursue his Ph.D. in plant and microbial sciences at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He is also a science writer and communications director for the ProSPER blog.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

  • Develop the critical reading, writing and editorial skills that will serve you in any career path.
  • Go beyond the foundations with courses in sci-fi and fantasy; YA and queer lit; flash fiction and megatexts; feature films and documentaries; marketing ads and video games.
  • Put your editorial skills to work with internships in the Writing Center or with Hartwick’s Word of Mouth literary journal.
  • Study media production and theory, then record a podcast with your friends in the production studio.

Faculty

James Cochran

Director of the 21st-Century Writing Competency Program and Writing Center
607-431-4910

Lisa Darien

Associate Professor of English
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Bradley J. Fest

Associate Professor of English and Babcock Professor of English
607-431-4921

Susan J. Navarette

Professor of English
607-431-4643

Robert Seguin

Professor of English and Literature, Media & Writing Department Chair & Coordinator of Race & Ethnic Studies
607-431-4871

Tessa Yang

Assistant Professor of English

THREE-YEAR BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAM

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