Traditional Undergrad

English (BA, Minor)

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Corinne Anderson
Department Chair of Humanities and Professor of English
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Professor of English
Eliza Laskowski
Associate Professor of English
Wade Newhouse
Program Director of Theatre; Professor of English
Words That Work: Navigating the Professional Landscape with WPU’s English Program

Are you captivated by the power of words? Do you envision a future where your communication skills are not only appreciated but also open doors to diverse career opportunities? At William Peace University, our English program offers a transformative journey into the realm of language, literature, and communication. Immerse yourself in the art of written expression and gain the skills that will set you apart in the professional world.

Unleashing the Power of the Written Word

The English program at WPU goes beyond traditional literary studies. It is a dynamic exploration of language, literature, cultural studies, and writing that equips you with valuable life and career skills. Our innovative curriculum focuses on tangible outcomes, ensuring that English majors graduate with a deep understanding of literature and the ability to apply analytical approaches to language and writing.

Guidance from Distinguished Faculty

Our distinguished faculty is committed to your success. Through close mentorship, they guide you in becoming an influential writer, communicator, and critical thinker. In the process of dissecting texts, interpreting language, and expressing ideas, you’ll develop the skills necessary for success in a variety of fields.

The unique writing program encompasses both creative and professional writing, offering a comprehensive education that includes crafting grants, technical documents, resumes, cover letters, and other practical applications.

Flexibility Tailored to You

Flexibility is at the heart of our English program. We understand that your passions and career goals are unique, and our program is designed to adapt to them. Shape your education in a way that aligns with your interests, whether you’re drawn to creative writing, professional communication, or a combination of both. This tailored approach allows you to explore your passions while gaining the skills that will set you on the path to success.

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Join Us in Crafting Your Future

Embark on a journey where the written word becomes a powerful tool in shaping your future. Whether you aspire to become a skilled communicator, a creative writer, or a professional in various fields, the English program at William Peace University is your gateway to success.

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Endless Career Possibilities

WPU English graduates embark on diverse and fulfilling career paths. Beyond an appreciation for great literature, our graduates emerge with analytical skills, strong communication abilities, and a versatile skill set.

Graduates find themselves in areas such as journalism, technical writing, advertising copywriting, and public relations. Some of our accomplished alumni hold positions such as Support Manager at Community Partnerships, English Teacher at Louisburg High School, Account Manager at 919 Marketing, Learning Center Coordinator at William Peace University, and more.

  • Support Manager, Community Partnerships
  • English Teacher, Louisburg High School
  • Account Manager, 919 Marketing
  • Learning Center Coordinator, William Peace University
  • Assistant Director of Enrollment Services, Trinity University
  • Project Coordinator, CIBER, NC
  • Editor-in-Chief, The Aynor Journal
  • Public Information Officer, Roanoke-Chowan Community College

Success Stories and Beyond

WPU English graduates have found success not only in the professional arena but also in prestigious graduate programs. Our alumni have been accepted into renowned programs such as UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law, North Carolina State University for a Master’s in English, George Washington University for a Master’s in Philosophy and Social Policy, and North Carolina State University for a Master’s in English Education. Our graduates’ diverse career paths and academic pursuits reflect our English program’s adaptability and excellence.

WPU graduates have also been accepted into the following programs: 

  • UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law
  • North Carolina State University, Master’s in English
  • George Washington University, Master’s in Philosophy and Social Policy
  • North Carolina State University, Master’s in English Education

Frequently Asked Questions


Absolutely! Our program is designed to be flexible, allowing you to tailor your education to your interests. Whether you’re passionate about creative writing, technical writing, or another area, we provide opportunities for specialization.


Our curriculum is designed to keep pace with the changing demands of the digital age. You’ll explore digital storytelling, social media writing, and other contemporary forms of communication, ensuring that you’re well-prepared for the dynamic world of digital media.


Our unique writing program ensures that you not only analyze literature but also apply your skills in practical settings. You’ll have the opportunity to craft resumes, cover letters, and other essential documents, preparing you for success in your chosen career path.


WPU offers a Writing Center staffed by experienced tutors who provide one-on-one assistance. Additionally, our faculty members are dedicated to fostering your growth as a writer, offering guidance and constructive feedback to enhance your skills.

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