Undergraduate Advising

English majors and concentrators are not assigned individual advisors.  Instead, the faculty members serving each year on the department’s Committee for Undergraduate Education (CUE) are designated as undergraduate departmental advisors. Upon declaring a Major or Concentration in English, students should contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS), or one of the designated advisors, to discuss the program and its requirements.

Students are, moreover, encouraged to regard the entire faculty as available for academic advising. At this site’s faculty pages, students will find a list of faculty detailing their various areas of interest, and they should feel free to consult any faculty member whose interests accord with their own.

Committee for Undergraduate Education 2019-20

Professor Molly Murray (Director of Undergraduate Studies)

Professor Julie Crawford

Professor Hannah Weaver

Professor Joseph Albernaz


Undergraduate advisor

Office hours

E-mail address

Office location

Professor Molly Murray

Tuesdays 12pm-2pm, and Wednesdays 10am-12pm

and by appointment.

406 Philosophy Hall

Julie Crawford
Mondays 4:10-6:00 pm and Tuesdays 10:10 am-12:00 pm
and by appointment.

613b Philosophy Hall

Professor Hannah Weaver

Wednesday 11am-12pm and 2-5pm

and by appointment


408D Philosophy Hall



Professor Joseph Albernaz


Wednesday 10:00-12:00
and by appointment

401B Philosophy Hall

Major/Concentration Requirement
Most questions concerning the requirements for the English Major or Concentration can be answered by consulting the information on our Requirement for the Major webpage and our Requirements for the Concentration webpage. More detailed information about which courses may be counted toward the major or concentration can be found on our Course Options and Restrictions page.
 Major/Concentration Worksheet

Please note that the Degree Audit Report (DAR) on SSOL is often inaccurate.  Students should instead make use of the English Major/Concentration Worksheet to keep track of the courses they have taken and the requirements they fulfill.  Early in the semester in which a student is planning to graduate, the completed worksheet must be reviewed and signed by the DUS. 

Career Development
The English Department is committed to helping majors and concentrators plan for their future careers, using the skills developed in their coursework.  In addition to regularly emailing students with opportunities for internships and scholarships, the CUE will offer advice for seniors eager to pursue graduate study in English, or curious about other professional avenues.  

The department also works closely with the Center for Career Education (CCE) to provide counseling for English majors as they pursue careers after graduation.  Resources available at the CCE include:

·   Individual career counseling, workshops, speaker events, and online resources to help with career planning and internship/job applications, interviewing, networking, negotiations, and graduate school preparation.

·   Industry-specific resources covering career paths, employers, professional associations, internship/job sites, and research opportunities.

·   LionSHARE internship/jobs database – this enables students to set up a job agent to be notified daily of internship and full time opportunities.

·   CCE Internship Programs

·  Career Events– including Fall, Spring and Start-up Career Fairs, Industry Showcases, employer site visits, and the Professionals in Residence program.

·  Alumni Connections – including alumni dinner and discussion series, Columbia Career Connections on LinkedIn and networking events

For more information about career services and events, please contact the Center for Career Education at 212.854.5609 or