Department of


You are sure to find your niche in a nurturing department where faculty -- consisting of nationally recognized literary scholars, editors, novelists, poets, playwrights, and popular writers -- have interests ranging from Milton to Herman Melville to Toni Morrison, from opera and pop culture to gay and lesbian studies and disability studies.

In the Classroom

Our Programs

Hofstra University's Department of English offers undergraduate concentrations in Literatures in English, Creative Writing, Publishing Studies, and Children's and Young Adult Literature.

Outside the Classroom

The Student Experience

Hofstra's proximity to New York City enriches the curriculum and provides incomparable opportunities for internships and experiential learning programs, while our event series offer opportunities right on campus.

Your Future

Career Potential

By studying literature, English majors develop skills that are valued in every profession – the ability to analyze, interpret, synthesize, write, and explain complex information in clear, concise, and thoughtful ways.

Get Published

Literary Journals

As a student, you can get published or play a role in publishing one of our literary journals.

About the Department

The English Department offers a BA in English and an MFA in Creative Writing with a full range of courses in English, American, and Anglophone literatures; creative writing; expository writing; and publishing.

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Contact the Department

Our Offices

Room 204 Mason Hall

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.