Imagine getting to read the greatest literature produced by writers in English, and, along the way, picking up valuable skills in critical thinking, analysis, writing, and communication. Imagine working closely with a talented faculty who have published critical and creative works in a variety of specialties. Imagine taking study abroad trips to places like Ireland or England to see the places locations where these writers worked and to allow the culture to surround you with its history and its richness. That’s what being an literary studies major at DelVal will be like.

Our faculty conduct small seminar-style classes and will mentor you closely in your pursuit of literature, whether you want to focus on regions and places, cultural connections to literature, or majors writers and works. You will learn to write well, an ability that will serve you in any field you pursue after college. Opportunities exist to work on our literary journal, The Gleaner, our yearbook Cornucopia, or our online student information publication, RamPages. You may want to tutor other young writers in our Writing Center. These hands-on activities allow you to apply your skills, which is valuable for a future career or for graduate school.

Literary studies majors may be found in every career possible, from law to business to publishing. What can I do with a degree in literary studies? Anything. And we’ll help prepare you to do just that.

Contact Dr. Linda Maisel, 215.489.2923