Gateway to Your Future

Simply put, the English program at Merrimack will prepare you for success in any field.

Our program cultivates a number of key skills—including careful analysis, clear communication, attention to detail and the ability to formulate conclusions based on evidence­­—that are valued in a variety of fields, from publishing, marketing and journalism, to teaching, freelance writing, public relations and beyond. Many of our students have gone on to pursue graduate work in English, education and journalism, as well as in law, library science and business.

Practically speaking, a degree in English is useful no matter what career path you choose. Why? Because the professional world values critical thinking and communication skills — precisely the ones we hone in our program, and indeed throughout the liberal arts education.

There are many ways to add breadth and depth to your experience as an English major or minor.

Co-Curricular Internships
Apply what you’re learning, gain valuable experience and deepen your involvement in the Merrimack community.

The Broadsheet
Gain important editorial experience working for the English department newsletter.

Sigma Tau Delta
Join an international honors society.

Policies in the English Department

See Our List of Policies