Collaboration Program (3:2 format)
Bachelor of Arts in English, Mount Saint Mary College
Master of Science in Publishing from Pace University
English is one of the oldest and most prestigious majors at
Mount Saint Mary College. The English major seeks to enhance the
student’s understanding of language and literature. It is designed
to expose students to the range of literature across the ages.
The Mount offers English majors a collaboration program in
publishing with Pace University. This is a 3:2 format program that
leads to a bachelor of arts in English and a master of science in
publishing from Pace University (a 5-year combined
During the first three years, students take all their coursework
at the Mount. In their senior year, students take two to three
undergraduate courses per term at MSMC and two graduate courses per
term at Pace University. The fifth year of study is exclusively at
For further information, contact the Mount's Division of Arts and
English at the Mount
English majors may:
- participate in preparing their own literary magazine, Keys
to the Soul
- join in our popular Creative Writing club
- study abroad in our summer program in Oxford
- become eligible for Sigma Tau Delta, the International English
- write for the student newspaper, The Clarion
- participate in student theater productions
- join student - faculty book clubs, etc.
The English major requires 39 credits (24 required credits, 15
elective credits). Prerequisites to the major include the
successful completion of ENG 1010 and ENG 1020, as well as a GPA of
2.0 or better in ENG 2040, Introduction to Literary Studies. A GPA
of 2.0 in the major is required.
Where Mount students have interned
Magazines, newspapers, publishing houses in New York and New
The English major is a gateway to graduate school, careers in
publishing, library science, elementary teaching, high school
teaching, journalism, etc.
Graduates have pursued degrees at Columbia University, New York
University, State University at New Paltz, University of Virginia,
Other graduates have pursued law degrees, careers in publishing,
teaching and school administration, public relations, advertising,
editing, library science, etc.