ARTS & HUMANITIES

School of Arts and Humanities

Majoring in one of the Arts and Humanities disciplines enables you to develop a unique set of perspectives and knowledge that can be applied to a wide variety of careers. And through powerful experiential learning opportunities such as Common Experience, you will sharpen the skills that employers value most such as effective communication, ethical decision-making, and intercultural fluency.

Read about how an Arts and Humanities major will prepare you for a strong career.

Majors within the School of Arts and Humanities are diverse and prepare you to succeed professionally. Our alumnae work at companies and organizations including

  • SAS
  • Red Hat
  • Credit Suisse
  • Pearson Publishing
  • LexisNexis
  • American Red Cross
  • Interfaith Youth Core

Graduates are employed as executive recruiters, marketing coordinators, dance studio owners, exhibit developers, communication directors, photographers, graphic designers, assistant district attorneys, and Tony award-winning actors.

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 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 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 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.

School of Arts & Humanities Videos

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
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
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.

Bailey Birtchet

Graphic design major Bailey Birtchet, ’21, received a Fulbright award after building a strong academic and professional record through internships and undergraduate research.

student in front of laptop

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

Cinthia Arreola

After Spanish and biology major Cinthia Arreola, ‘21, took a course in Spanish translation during her junior year, she found new ways to support her community.