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Department of English

Living Beyond the Page
From Salman Rushdie to Alexandra Fuller, Colgate's Living Writer series brings texts to life by connecting students and authors. READ MORE.
English Faculty
Compelling instruction and visionary projects. Meet the members of the English department faculty.
Academic Program in English
Our academic program will challenge and engage your knowledge, skills, interests, and desire to learn.  READ MORE
London English Study Group
We encourage you to enhance your education by studying abroad, and even offer an English-specific study group to London.  READ MORE
English study at Colgate unlocks rich opportunities for you to pursue programs involving creative work in conjunction with rigorous training in verbal analysis and interpretation.

About the English Department

Major and minor programs of study are available in both English and theater. If you pursue the English major, you have the opportunity to emphasize literature or creative writing. There is also the opportunity to minor in literary study or creative writing.

As one of Colgate's largest departments in both faculty and the number of majors, we are able to offer decidedly rich opportunities for study. In particular, we focus on three closely related areas:
  • Literature
  • Creative writing
  • Theater
Please explore more of what our department offers online using the navigation to the right. We offer some very distinctive opportunities such as the London English study group and the Living Writers series.

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Success after Colgate

Alumni who majored in the department are pursuing careers in a variety of fields. Check out just a few of the possibilities out there for our majors:

Department Contacts

If you have questions or would like to receive additional information, please contact us!

Chair: Constance Harsh
Administrative assistant: Tess Jones
Office: 300 Lathrop Hall
Phone: 315-228-7262
Dept. Fax: 315-693-1153
E-mail: englishdept@colgate.edu
Address:
Department of English
Colgate University
Lathrop Hall
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346