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School of Arts and Humanities

By majoring in one of the Arts and Humanities disciplines and participating in the School's Common Experience, you will develop a unique set of perspectives and skills that can be applied to a wide variety of careers. Besides acquiring a deep knowledge base within your chosen major, you will also sharpen the skills that employers value most: 

  • Critical thinking and research
  • Intercultural understanding 
  • Global fluency
  • Creativity and flexibility 
  • Ethical reasoning
  • Effective written and oral communication
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Problem solving and resourcefulness



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Majors within the School of Arts and Humanities are diverse, ranging from art education to political science, from criminology to Spanish, from studio art to theatre. Our alumnae have gone on to jobs at companies like SAS, Red Hat, Pearson Publishing, and LexisNexis; non-profit organizations like the American Red Cross and Interfaith Youth Core; and a variety of government agencies, law firms, and educational institutions. They are executive recruiters, marketing coordinators, dance studio owners, exhibit developers, communication directors, photographers, graphic designers, assistant district attorneys, and even Tony award-winning actors.

School of Arts & Humanities Videos

Meredith Minute: From Page to Stage

Meredith Minute: From Page to Stage

What does it take to put on a play? Associate Professor of Theatre Steven Roten takes you behind the scenes of a play that was produced at Meredith College.

Meredith Minute: From Page to Stage

What does it take to put on a play? Associate Professor of Theatre Steven Roten takes you behind the scenes of a play that was produced at Meredith College.

Strong Story | Senttra Snowden-Gregg

Strong Story | Senttra Snowden-Gregg

Senttra Snowden-Gregg can't wait to start teaching high school English. A born leader with a passion for reaching all students as individuals and a love of American literature, this graduating senior knows what it takes to be a strong teacher.

Strong Story | Senttra Snowden-Gregg

Senttra Snowden-Gregg can't wait to start teaching high school English. A born leader with a passion for reaching all students as individuals and a love of American literature, this graduating senior knows what it takes to be a strong teacher.

Strong Story | Libby O'Daniel

Strong Story | Libby O'Daniel

A studio art major, Libby O'Daniel likes to use her art to bring people to new ideas they may not have otherwise encountered.

Strong Story | Libby O'Daniel

A studio art major, Libby O'Daniel likes to use her art to bring people to new ideas they may not have otherwise encountered.

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Daphne Moore

Driven by a passion for political activism, Daphne Moore, ’19, came to Meredith to pursue political science, with plans to eventually run for office.

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Rachael Nicholos

At Meredith, psychology and communication major Rachael Nicholos, ’18, learned that she is passionate about helping other people, learning new things, finding the silver lining, and understanding human behavior.

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Jennifer Lynn Campbell

When Jennifer Lynn Campbell, ’18, applied to Meredith as a Wings student, she knew that she wanted to promote social movement and change. She has always had a passion for social justice and wanted to better understand why some people thrive and others struggle.

College Research Drawing on a long history of educating strong women, Meredith College regularly conducts important research on selected women’s issues, including several projects by faculty and students within the School of Arts and Humanities.


The Status of Girls

The Status of Girls

The Status of Girls in North Carolina documents factors that impact girls' lives within the state. The report highlights areas in which girls in N.C. are making strides, areas in need of improvement, and areas of disparity among girls.

The Status of Women in N.C. Politics

The Status of Women in N.C. Politics

In North Carolina, women make up more than 54% of registered voters, but hold less than 25% of elected and appointed offices. The Status of Women in North Carolina Politics uses data about women as voters and elected leaders throughout the state to offer recommendations for improving women's underrepresentation in politics.

The Meredith College Poll

The Meredith College Poll

Administered by the Department of History and Political Science, the Meredith College Poll is part of the College's commitment to civic engagement. Students conduct this poll of registered N.C. voters each semester, and gain hands-on polling experience.