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It has never been more important to express yourself well.

English majors engage with the world’s greatest literature and hone the critical thinking and writing skills that employers value. What can you do with a major in English? Absolutely anything. Ask Meredith’s president, Dr. Jo Allen, Class of ’80, who began her career as an English major at Meredith College.

Our graduates earn advanced degrees in English, law, library science, education, counseling, divinity school, and creative and professional writing from universities including UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke, Vanderbilt, the University of Virginia and Columbia. They start businesses and nonprofits; they become attorneys, managers, fundraisers, editors, screenwriters, journalists, college professors, librarians and teachers.

Whatever your aspiration, your journey can begin with a major in English.


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What exactly is a cult film? And why are they so popular? Associate Professor of English (and cult film aficionado) Alisa Johnson answers these questions and more in this episode of The Meredith Minute.


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Laura Fine
Head, English Department
120 Joyner Hall
(919) 760-8507
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