College of Arts & Sciences
- Humanities Division
- Kapelski Learning Center, Room 302
- tel: 610-499-4341
- Professor and Chair of English
- Kapelski Room 331
- tel: 610-499-4527
FAQs, English and Creative Writing
Find answers to frequently asked questions about the English and creative writing programs at Widener.
If you have additional questions, please contact us by phone or e-mail (see Contact information on left) or schedule a visit.
Can I do a double major with English and creative writing?
Yes! The English and creative writing programs fit perfectly together, and, in addition, an English major has enough flexibility that you can choose a major in another program – political science or communication studies, for example.
Will I get a job with an English major?
Yes! Degrees in English and creative writing put you in a great position on the job market because it tells employers you can write, you can think critically, and you can learn new skills. In an ever-changing economy, English and creative writing degrees are in demand.
Are there extracurricular opportunities?
Yes! If you’re interested in writing, you can work on Widener Ink or The Blue Route, our undergraduate literary magazines. If you’re interested in theater, you can join the Lone Brick Theatre Company or Fresh Baked Children’s Theater. And the English Club has a great variety of fun social events on and off campus.
Are there internship opportunities?
Yes! Our internship opportunities are growing all the time; we have connections with local literary magazines, arts, and culture organizations in Philadelphia and local media outlets.
I want to go to law school. Is an English major a good choice?
Yes! Doing an English major means you strengthen critical thinking skills, develop your capacity for analysis, and build important reading and writing abilities – all essential for law school. In addition, we have a pre-law professional track to help you prepare.