English (BA)

English (BA)

120 credits
Major Requirements
33 credits
General Education Core
33 credits
Major Electives
9 credits
Liberal Arts and Sciences Courses
15 credits
Liberal Arts and Sciences Electives
12 credits
Free Electives*
18 credits
* English majors who choose to pursue a formal concentration in either Creative Writing or Professional Writing will use 9 of their free elective courses to fulfill the concentration requirements.
What can you do with this degree?

Medaille English majors are currently completing internships at sites such as:

Western New York Book Arts Center (WNYBAC)
Robert J. Miller and Associates (Grants Development Services)
Medaille College Buffalo Campus Library

Medaille graduates have gone on to prestigious graduate school programs in a variety of fields, including:

New York University and University of Southern California (Master in TESOL)
University of Massachusetts Boston (Master in Rhetoric)
Emerson College (Master in Global Marketing Communication)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Master in Human Resources)
University of Rochester (Master in Higher Education Administration)

Medaille English alumni are now in careers such as:

Professional Grant Writers
College and High School Teachers
Managers of Group Homes for Teens in the Foster Care System
ESL Teachers
Public School Administrators
Directors of Operations at Nonprofit Youth Organizations
About the Program 

Medaille’s English degree provides personalized learning through: 

  • The opportunity to learn about people and culture through literature
  • Small classes in the study of literature and the art of writing in multiple media
  • Classes incorporating community outreach and community-based learning projects (see a recent example featuring students in Medaille’s “Children's Literature” course)
  • Publication experience with Prelude literary magazine - view Prelude 2020 here
  • Close mentoring relationships with award-winning faculty accomplished in academic and professional fields
  • Opportunities to meet locally and nationally known writers through the Write Thing Reading Series

All courses in the Medaille College English degree program offer learning opportunities to prepare students for study and work in the digital world.

English (BA) Program Faculty

  • Douglas Anderson
    Douglas Anderson, M.F.A.

    Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Office: M207

    Phone: (716) 880-2114

    Email: danderson@Medaille.edu

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  • Alan Bigelow
    Alan Bigelow, Ph.D.

    Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Office: M229

    Phone: (716) 880-2244

    Email: abigelow@medaille.edu

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  • Terri Borchers
    Terri Borchers, Ph.D., J.D.

    Associate Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Office: M212

    Phone: (716) 880-2151

    Email: tborchers@Medaille.edu

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  • Lucy Czesak
    Lucy Czesak, M.A.

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Office: M226

    Email: Lucy.Czesak@medaille.edu

  • Dr. Megan Feifer
    Dr. Megan Feifer

    Assistant Professor of English in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Phone: (716) 880-2176

    Email: Megan.E.Feifer@medaille.edu

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  • Erika Hamann
    Erika Hamann, M.A.

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Office: M204

    Phone: (716) 880-2293

    Email: ehamann@Medaille.edu

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  • Mary Louise Hill
    Mary Louise Hill, Ph.D.

    Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Program Director (English)

    Office: M210

    Phone: (716) 880-2228

    Email: mlhill@Medaille.edu

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  • Kyle Shrader, M.F.A.
    Kyle Shrader, M.F.A.

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Office: M226

    Email: Kyle.J.Shrader@medaille.edu

  • Bridgette Slavin
    Bridgette Slavin, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of the Practice, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Office: M231

    Phone: (716) 880-2156

    Email: bks49@Medaille.edu

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  • Alice Villasenor
    Alice Villaseñor, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of English, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

    Office: M209

    Phone: (716) 880-2217

    Email: alice.m.villasenor@medaille.edu

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Medaille College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000

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