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Web site: https://english.uncg.edu/
- English (BA) U155
- English (BA) (High Sch Lic) U157
About the major
The Bachelor of Arts in English offers a flexible program. Students who major in English participate in increasingly intensified study of language and literature that includes English, American, and foreign literature in translation. Upon graduation, English majors are well qualified to enter nearly all fields that do not require additional technical and professional training. The reading, writing, and critical-thinking skills demonstrated in the English major are in demand in business, nonprofit, and technical areas and provide a strong background for a variety of graduate programs.
What's Unique about English at UNCG?
- Writing classes with 25 or fewer students
- Separate Honors in English option for majors admitted to UNCG’s Honors College
- One of the oldest creative writing programs in the United States, which benefits undergraduates through fiction and poetry readings by distinguished visiting writers and through classes taught by our award-winning creative writing faculty
- Free writing tutorials at the University Writing Center, a service staffed by the English Department
- Faculty members who frequently receive grants from such prestigious organizations as the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities
Academic clubs and organizations
- Sigma Tau Delta (International English Honor Society)
- English Society: Past activities include participation in a service project at Glenwood Library, poetry readings by society members and other students, and various social functions.
- Earn credits for the major through study abroad.
- UNCG student publications, such as The Carolinian and the Coraddi, provide student publishing opportunities.
- English majors with strong writing skills may apply to volunteer in the University Writing Center with opportunities to earn credit and gain teaching experience.
- Students may earn course credit and valuable job experience through English 401: Internship in Journalism and Editing and English 402: Internship in English Studies.
- Some area organizations that have recently advertised for interns include the News & Record, Sky magazine (in-flight magazine of Delta Airlines), the Greensboro Opera Company, Greensboro's WFMY News 2, Allosaurus Publishers, the Greensboro Science Center, the American Red Cross, the United Arts Council of Greensboro, and the Walt Disney World College Program. Students also may arrange for internships in another part of the country.
- English majors often continue to graduate school for further education. Our graduates have attended Carnegie-Mellon University, Duke University, The University of Georgia, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of South Carolina, and the Shakespeare Institute, England.
- Careers of our graduates include president for Girl Scouts of America; archivist for the state of North Carolina; news anchor/reporter for WFMY News 2 in Greensboro, N.C; associate editorial producer at
Turner Broadcasting System Inc.; vice president for Wachovia Corp.; attorney with Bronson and Associates in New York; and group manager at Center for Creative Leadership.
Professional Organizations and Accreditation
- Licensure B.A. program is accredited as a state and national English Education Program.
- Sponsorship of two national journals: The Greensboro Review and College English
- Member of the Association of Departments of English, the South Atlantic Association of Departments of English, and the Associated Writing Programs
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