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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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In the News

Department of English Alum, Beth Carlin, promoted to Chief Petty Officer in the Navy Reserves


Posted on November 12, 2019

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


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Our Alumni

Dr. Matt Carter

Words are power, and learning to deconstruct and analyze the power words hold over us is more important than ever. My time in the program taught me that words can construct our realities, they can hold us under or lift us up, and they ultimately determine our potential in the world. I am more convinced than ever that we will never truly create a loving, uplifting society until we learn how to stop leveraging words as a club with which to beat others and start using them as an opportunity to empathize with those around us. Reading gives us the means by which to walk in others’ shoes. As we live in these dark times, stone-hearted against what others have to say, may we learn to listen twice as much as we speak.


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!