Why English?

More and more employers are seeking job candidates with proficient written and communication skills, and you can hone skills essential for any career by majoring in English.


We support the College’s mission of providing “a strong academic foundation for students of diverse backgrounds, preparations, and aspirations.” Our course offerings in Composition, Literature, and English as a Second Language share the common goal of developing students’ facility with language, as well as their critical and analytical skills.

Department News

Meet Our

What could the classic sit-com Leave it to Beaver, the novels of John Updike and the zombie horror film Dawn of the Dead possibly have in common? A great deal, according to Bronx Community College English Professor Robert Beuka. In fact, he’s built a career on that premise as an internationally-respected authority on the evolving image of the American suburbs in 20th century literature and pop culture.

Resources for Students

Writing Center
Writing Center located at Sage Hall Room 100 is an invaluable resource for the students. Tutoring is available as well as weekly workshops. Appointments are not necessary and walk-ins are welcome. Please check out the website for open hours.

English Club
Are you interested in meeting other students and faculty from the English department? Would you like to know more about the English major and courses offered in the English department? Come and see us at Colston 421 during club hours. Contact Dr. Joseph Donica at for any questions.

English Faculty Lecture Series
The English Faculty Lecture Series is organized by the English Department to create an opportunity for our faculty to share their ongoing creative and scholarly work with colleagues, students, and the broader community both on and off campus. Events are usually scheduled on the first Thursday of every month in the Law Classroom (NL-314) in the library. Please check out the website for information on upcoming talks.

Contact Us

Colston Hall Room 600

Dr. Kathleen Urda

Deputy Chairperson:
Dr. David Puglia

English Major Coordinator:
Dr. Joseph Donica

Writing Coordinator:
Dr. Noah Jampol

ESL Coordinator:
Dr. Marianne Pita

Assessment Coordinator:
Dr. Robert Beuka

Administrative Assistant:
Taramattie Chiraunjilal


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