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Overview for English Literature (British and Commonwealth)

A program that focuses on the literatures and literary developments of the English-speaking peoples of the British Isles and the British Commonwealth, from the origins of the English language to the present. Includes instruction in period and genre studies, author studies, country and regional specializations, literary criticism, and the study of folkloric traditions.

Careers for English Literature (British and Commonwealth) Majors

A major in English Literature (British and Commonwealth) is highly relevant for the following careers. National averages for wages in each career is provided.

Colleges Offering a Major in English Literature (British and Commonwealth)

Top 12 U.S. Colleges with the highest percentage of English Literature (British and Commonwealth) among the 2008-2009 graduating class.

AddInfoCollege Name Degrees Awarded/
CUNY Hunter College
New York, NY
Most Selective$10,359 
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI
Highly Selective$33,069 
SUNY at Purchase College
Purchase, NY
Most Selective$14,365 
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University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg
Greensburg, PA
Less Selective$21,412 
Saint Mary's College
Notre Dame, IN
Less Selective$29,616 
New York University
New York, NY
Highly Selective$38,765 
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY
Moderately Selective$34,926 
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University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown
Johnstown, PA
Less Selective- 
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
Pittsburgh, PA
Moderately Selective$23,852 
Gannon University
Erie, PA
Less Selective$24,269 
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Degrees awarded represents the number of bachelor's degrees awarded among the 2008-2009 graduating class.