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.


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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Building a Career in Publishing – Alexandra Rouch, ’20

As an English major at Meredith, Alexandra Rouch, ’20, enjoyed a supportive environment and built lasting connections with faculty and other students. Working on The Colton Review, Meredith’s literary and art journal, was a formative experience that led to her current career in publishing.

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English major Hannah Flood, ’20, built strong connections at Meredith through an internship, studying abroad, and campus traditions.

Delaney Rhodes

After graduating from Meredith, Delaney Rhodes, ʼ20, plans to take the knowledge and insights she has gained at Meredith to South Korea, where she will teach English.

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.

Publications & 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

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.

Creative Writing Minor

With a minor in creative writing, you can enhance your storytelling skills in a workshop-style environment and learn the process for editing, submitting, and publishing your work. 

Contact Information
Laura Fine
Head, English Department
120 Lux Hall
(919) 760-8507
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