English is one of the top five majors here at Skidmore (as in one of the most popular). Students in the English program graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree and the major requires a minimum of 32 credit hours, with a total of at least 10 courses taken at the 200 or 300 level.
If you'd like to get student's perspective, I recommend checking out Molly's blog: http://bit.ly/o8k2ZU. She's a senior and an English major and French minor. She can give you more information about what it's like going through the English program at Skidmore. She's also on Formspring, if you want to ask her directly: http://www.formspring.me/mollyatskidmore.
For more information about the English department, you can visit their Web site here: http://bit.ly/qrzH7u and find them on Facebook here: http://on.fb.me/qfIeTs.
Hope that helps!