Master the English Language

Decipher classic literature or craft your own creative masterpiece. We offer both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in English, allowing you to earn a degree while doing something you love — reading. Study works from the greatest writers of our time in courses such as  Shakespeare’s Histories and TragediesBlack Poets, and Nobel Laureates.

The Writers Forum

Isaac Asimov. Allen Ginsburg. Cheryl Strayed. It is never too late to hear from the famous writers that graced Brockport over the course of 50+ years. Each semester, the Writers Forum celebrates the field of writing with famous novelists, poets, playwrights, and more. Attend talks from renowned writers and hone your craft using their expertise.

Publish Your Work

Jigsaw, our student-published literary magazine, allows students to gain experience writing creative stories, poems, and more — as well as to edit those pieces to fit the mold of an official print/online magazine.

A Program for Storytellers

Our 15-credit Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing gives writers of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction the opportunity to practice and hone their craft without committing to a full master’s program.

Through the Lens

Avengers vs Citizen Kane. Film is an art form that is ever evolving. Develop an understanding of the history of film while gaining critical viewing ability with our Film Studies Minor.

A Little Extra Support

Our department is committed to helping students overcome obstacles and succeed in their education. We established the Faculty & Friends Emergency Fund to assist English students facing unexpected, one-time expenses that may prohibit them from attending class. If you are in need, fill out our online form.