English Literature

English Literature major holding book

Read Closely. Write Precisely. Imagine Broadly.

Do you want to see the world through others’ eyes, then see it through your own? As a Pitt-Greensburg Literature major, you will read classic and contemporary texts from multiple points of view. You will learn to write with power and precision.

Doors open for English Literature majors. Our program prepares you to think creatively about language and meaning. You will develop an understanding of the construction and impact of stories. You will analyze changes in society and culture. These emphases can help you succeed in a variety of fields, including:

  • • law school
  • • medicine and health
  • • public relations
  • • teaching
  • • librarianship
  • • business management
  • • government work
  • and others.

In our program, you will find small classes, and you will get to know your professors well. Incredible opportunities await you! Give papers at national conferences and win awards for your essays! Work individually with professors on literary research, using the vast library resources of the Pitt system.