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Undergraduate

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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Graduate

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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Faculty

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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Office Hours

The English Department Office will operate under normal hours beginning 08/17/2020.  To adhere to social distancing and University Covid-19 policies, virtual appoints are encouraged and face-to-face may be available with appointment.  Drop in-visits are not available. To arrange an appointment, please contact the person you need and schedule a time for your visit.  If you are unsure with whom you need to speak, send a general email outlining your question to English@uncg.edu  and we will forward your email to the appropriate person.   Face masks are required for all visitors and all offices have a maximum occupancy that cannot be exceeded. Please be patient as we adjust to this new reality. Keeping all students, staff, and faculty healthy is our primary goal.

Upcoming Events

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In the News

The Humanities Against Hunger Food Drive

Led by Business Officer Paul Cloninger, the English Department is proud to host our first annual “The Humanities Against Hunger […]

Posted on December 2, 2022

PhD Alum Kelly Richardson Honored with Winthrop’s Top Teaching Award

Congratulations to Kelly Richardson for being honored with Winthrop University’s top teaching award! Read more about Kelly and her accomplishments […]

Posted on December 2, 2022

Undergraduate Student Pamela Richards completes English Disciplinary Honors!

Congratulations to Pamela Richards for completing English Disciplinary Honors and being awarded her Honors cord! She is joined in the […]

Posted on December 2, 2022

Dr. Heather Adams and Undergraduate Student Rebecca Kefer Receive an URSCO Award!

Congratulations to Dr. Heather Adams and undergraduate student Rebecca Kefer for receiving a URSCO Award! The Undergraduate Research and Creativity […]

Posted on December 2, 2022

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Flexible Career Choices

Ma’Kayla Hunter (BA ’20)

Executive Director

“Without my English background, I would not have the conversational, leadership, or writing skills to fulfill my current role.”

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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!