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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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  • Laura Culpepper, ’17, came to Meredith with a set plan, but through her experiences she discovered a new passion and career path
  • I created an undergraduate research project that combined my love of literature and my love of art.
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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

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

Kaity Melvin

Kaity Melvin

Kaity Melvin, ’16, had a goal of becoming a science writer, and Meredith gave her the foundation she needed to pursue that dream.

Macy Allen

Macy Allen

Macy Allen, ’17, has used her love of art and traveling to build the foundation for her Meredith College experience.

Laura Culpepper

Laura Culpepper

Laura Culpepper, ’17, came to Meredith with a set plan, but through her experiences she discovered a new passion and career path.

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.