B.A. at Russell Sage College
Russell Sage College offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, as well as minors in English and Writing.
The B.A. in English provides students with a broad foundation in British and American literature through a number of survey courses and then allows students considerable individual choice from a rich array of courses that add depth to their programs. All English courses value and hone analytical, writing and speaking skills; thus, an English major is excellent preparation for careers in business, law, medicine, and education, as well as for graduate study in literature.
We also cooperate with the Education Program to offer the Bachelor of Science degree in English/Childhood Education with optional annotation in Middle Childhood Education. Students planning to teach grades 7-12 may complete the B.A. in English, leading to the Master of Arts in Teaching. Students who intend to enter the professional Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy program may complete the B.A. in English, leading to the Doctor of Physical Therapy or the M.S. in Occupational Therapy.
The Modern Languages program operates two residential language centers as part of its teaching and co-curricular missions to Russell Sage College. Two Victorian brownstones on the Troy Campus, La Casa Espanola (Spanish House) and La Maison Francaise (French House/International House) have supported the multicultural development of more than three generations of Sage alumnae in all majors.