Do You Have the Write Stuff?

Literature, creative writing, theatre – wherever your interests lie, the Canisius College English Department has a place for you. Critical thinking and communication skills serve as life-long assets for our graduates, putting them ahead of the crowd in whatever career they choose. 

A degree in English leads to limitless possibilities.  English majors are proficient in writing, analysis and communication, which can lead to careers in law, teaching, publishing, public relations, journalism, business and travel, to name just a few. 

Why Study English at Canisius

  • Canisius English majors have received Fulbright scholarships and other prestigious grants and fellowships, and are regularly admitted to highly- competitive graduate programs.
  • Opportunity for advanced study—the English Honors program offers interested and motivated English majors the chance to earn honors designation by participating in innovative seminars and working with a faculty mentor in the writing of an original thesis. 
  • Our exciting Contemporary Writers Series brings nationally- and internationally- known authors to campus to meet with Canisius students and discuss their craft in an informal setting.
  • Canisius is one of the few colleges/universities to offer a Creative Writing major and two writing minors.  Graduates of our writing programs have gone on to study creative writing at some of the country’s best graduate writing programs.

Want more information?

Call 1-800-843-1517 to talk to an admissions counselor.