Bachelor’s Degree in English

  • Overview

    As an English major at William Peace University, you will develop life and career skills by exploring the power of the written word.

    Through our innovative curriculum focused on tangible outcomes, WPU English majors graduate with more than just an understanding and appreciation of great literature but also skills graduate programs and employers value. English majors use analytical approaches to examine language, literature, cultural studies, and writing.  

    Our distinguished faculty will work closely with you to help you become an influential writer, communicator, and critical thinker by dissecting text, interpreting language, and expressing ideas. Our unique writing program encompasses creative and professional writing, including writing grants, technical documents, resumes, cover letters, and other valuable applications. Flexible by design, the program allows you to shape your education by tailoring it to fit your passions and career goals. WPU English graduates have found great success after graduation, attending prestigious graduate schools and finding positions in academia, marketing, journalism, business, and more.

    Study English at WPU
    Discover a passion for the written word through exploration and dissection of poetry, novels, essays and much more.
  • Courses

    View the Academic Catalog to see courses in English.

    English B.A.: Sample 4-Year Plan

  • Faculty
    Associate Professor of English
    Professor of English; Program Director of English
    Program Director of Theatre; Professor of English; Department Chair of Humanities
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    Professor of English
  • Careers

    Graduates work in journalism, technical writing, advertising copywriting, and public relations.

    WPU English graduates have gone on to jobs such as: 

    • 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

    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
Alumna Fanny Slater returns to campus to promote her cookbook.
Alumna Fanny Slater returns to campus to promote her cookbook.

“The fact that it’s a smaller school has always meant that you get that attention in a way that is so important for students who kind of feel lost.”

WPU Alumna Fanny Slater Becomes Food Network Co-Host
2009 Graduate, English Major, Food Network Co-Host
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