The English Department encourages you to complete at least one internship for credit and provides personal assistance to help you identify an internship that matches your specific interests. Majors have recently completed internships at organizations including a commercial real estate company, a multinational software firm, the office of a state representative, and Saturday Night Live. The department also has an advisor for internships, Professor Heather Hicks (610-519-4645).

Global Learning

You can study abroad for a summer or a semester at the National University of Ireland, Galway or immerse yourself in Irish Theatre through Villanova's Summer Studio at Dublin's Abbey Theatre. In the “Writing Through Conflict” course, you can travel to Belfast, Ireland during spring break and participate in a creative writing conference with renowned Irish writers.

Academic Advising

As an English major, you have an English faculty advisor to guide you as you map out your academic journey. You are also paired with a peer from the English Department’s Student Advisory Committee. The members of this group are experienced English majors who provide mentorship and perspective.

Professional Development and Career Outcomes

The skills learned in the study of English are more in demand than ever. Explore our Careers page to find out more about professional opportunities as well as the career paths of recent graduates.

College and University Resources

In addition to resources and opportunities through the English Department, Villanova provides support in all aspects of your collegiate experience and beyond through the centralized services of the Office for Undergraduate StudentsOffice of Education Abroad and Career Center.

Villanova University
Department of English
St. Augustine Center
Room 402

Department Chair
Professor Heather Hicks

Cynthia Farrell

Sharon Rose-Davis

Why Villanova English?


English faculty are also closely engaged with Villanova's programs in:

Creative Writing

Writing and Rhetoric

Africana Studies

Gender and Women's Studies

Irish Studies