The English program allows students to immerse themselves in literature and become effective and professional communicators.

What can you do with an English degree? If you want to feed your imagination and prepare for a successful career, an English degree is an excellent option. English majors engage with the world’s greatest literature and hone the critical thinking and writing skills that employers value.

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Laura Fine
Head, English Department
120 Joyner Hall
(919) 760-8507
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The English Department at Meredith provides an environment where students immerse themselves in literature — from ancient classics to modern works — written by the world's greatest writers. The department also prepares students to be effective and professional communicators.

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.


Student Publications and Organizations

Student Publications and Organizations

The English Department publishes three campus publications – all staffed by students – and offers opportunities for participation in the Colton English Club and national English honor society.


Professional Writing Minor

Professional Writing Minor

Explore everything from writing and marketing to graphic design and public speaking – and gain hands-on internship experience – through the minor in Professional Writing and Presentation Media.