Address profound and enduring questions about what it means to be human through literary analysis as an English major. Master skills that apply to a wide range of careers.

Contact Information

David Thoreen, Ph.D., Department Chair, English



Founders Hall - Room 227

Reading, Writing and Critical Thinking

At Assumption, you will be encouraged to find your voice and make it heard. Our dedicated faculty members enjoy working with students to discover what they are passionate about and to help them map a course for the future. Our courses in writing and literature will push you to develop as a confident and persuasive writer and as a critical thinker able to read between the lines, detecting unstated assumptions, tracing the logic and implications of an argument. Our New York Media Experience, international internships, and opportunities in Worcester and on-campus provide an array of options for gaining valuable real-world experience.

The English Department provides extra-curricular opportunities for students across the college, from TV and radio production to acting and performance, to writing and editing.  And Alpha Zeta Beta, Assumption’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society (for majors and minors), invites and inducts new students each year.

Features and Benefits of an Assumption English Degree

  • Study English with the flexibility to pursue your passions in literature or communication and media, or pursue a double major in English and education;
  • Spend a semester engaged in an exciting internship for leading television networks, public relations agencies and sports teams in Boston, Worcester, or New York City;
  • Intern at your choice of over 70 locations in Worcester and beyond
  • Gain practical experience right on-campus, writing for Le Provocateur, the student newspaper, Thoreau’s Rooster or MUSE, student literary journals, or producing a television show for ACTV, the on-campus television station.
  • Travel through Ireland or England over spring break with other English majors and enjoy having your professors as tour guides.
  • 96% of Assumption’s 2018 English majors were employed, pursuing additional education or participating in post-graduate service opportunities within six months of graduation.
  • Enjoy post-graduate success at companies like, NBC, The Washington Times, Worcester Telegram & Gazette and more.

English Program Fact Sheet

Assumption College's English program fact sheet - PDF


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