Literary Studies

Bradley’s literary studies program prepares you for graduate school and a career in academic or professional setting.

91% career outcomes rate for 2020-21 graduates - 93% knowledge rate
12 to 1 student faculty ratio
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100% of classes taught by faculty

The Bradley Advantage

Bradley’s literary studies program adds depth to the English program’s foundational courses in literature analysis. As a literary studies major, you learn how to think critically and analyze texts and arguments, what cultural influences impact literature throughout history and what makes different literary styles unique. You explore careers through a senior research project that blends your academic background and professional hopes. Beyond the classroom, you can participate in writing competitions throughout the year, join the English honor society, contribute to Bradley’s student-produced literary magazine and newspaper or participate in research.

Successful Outcomes

Bradley’s literary studies program successfully prepares you to enter the workforce or graduate school. In recent years, most students found jobs or continued their education within six months of graduation. They’re working at places such as United Way, AmeriCorps and ConAgra Foods. Others are attending graduate schools at institutions such as the University of Illinois, Ohio State University and the University of Chicago.

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Bradley and Peoria share much in common — a diverse population, world-class research facilities, outstanding fine arts and entertainment, and a great sense of community. This bond provides our students with unique opportunities for internships, class projects and research.

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