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Considering an English Major? It May Be For You, If You Want To… teach English in high school be a journalist or editor be a poet or novelist be a lawyer teach English at a college or university have a strong liberal arts education

BAHonors | Accelerated BA to MATeaching Licensure

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Welcome to graduate studies in English at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Our department offers a full range of graduate programs, including the Master of Arts, the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, and the Doctor of Philosophy.

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The Department of English boasts twenty-six Tenure-line Faculty, and six Academic Professional Faculty working in a wide range of research interests. For more information about various Faculty, please visit their individual profile pages, and peruse the Faculty Bookshelf.

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Upcoming Events

Southeastern Medieval Association Annual Conference
November 14, 2019 | |

The mission of the Southeastern Medieval Association (SEMA) is to promote the study and enjoyment of the Middle Ages by […]



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In the News

New York Times Article: In the Salary Race, Engineers Sprint but English Majors Endure

Economic View In the Salary Race, Engineers Sprint but English Majors EndureIn the Salary Race, Engineers Sprint but English Majors […]

Posted on October 3, 2019

Professor Emeritus Christopher “Kit” Spencer Passes Away

Dr. Christopher Spencer, Professor of English, passed away September 7, 2019.  Dr. Spencer taught in the English Department from 1970-1991, […]

Posted on September 25, 2019

English Open House is a Big Success

Our first English Department Open House drew quite a crowd.  We had faculty on hand to discuss our various programs: […]

Posted on September 19, 2019


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Our Alumni

Gina Hurley

Gina Marie Hurley (’11) received an MA in English from Purdue University in 2013. She is currently a PhD Student in Medieval Studies at Yale, where she focuses on geography and hagiography in Middle English literature.


College Writing Program

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Serving most of the university’s students through three core classes, the College Writing Program at UNCG teaches writing through an awareness of rhetoric so that students can craft their arguments with a specific audience, situation, and purpose in mind.

Did You Know?

  • The English major features small classes of students working closely with highly accomplished faculty to develop analytical and writing skills. Students can expect to be challenged, stretched, trained, and informed (as well as amused, moved, amazed, maybe even transformed). The English major allows flexible plans of study appropriate for different career aspirations.
  • The English Department awarded over $65,000 in scholarships to our undergraduate majors for Academic Year 2019-20
  • Our Graduate students received: $507,000 in tuition remission, $777,000 in stipends, and $50,000 in Grants, Fellowships, and Minerva Scholarships. For a grand total of $1,334,000 in financial assistance!