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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.


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Studying English at Meredith College

Learn more about studying English at Meredith and how an English degree can prepare you for a career in any field.

Studying English at Meredith College

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Kirby Jones

Kirby Jones

Combining her passion for social change and teaching, Meredith Legacy Scholar and Teaching Fellow Kirby Jones, ՚19, knows that leadership opportunities and internships while at Meredith have prepared her to educate the next group of strong women.

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Megan Munson

When Megan Munson, ’18, arrived at Meredith College, she had her mind set on being a teacher, getting involved in student government, and making an impact on campus.

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Emily Chilton

From the moment Emily Chilton, ’18, stepped foot on campus she knew she wanted to connect with as many people as possible and leave a lasting impact.

Student Publications & Organizations

English Students publication meeting with Dr. Rebecca Duncan

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.

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