About the Major

Welcome to the Wilson College Department of English and Mass Communications!

In these web pages you can learn all about the English majors and minors at Wilson College, about our current faculty, and about the various organizations and activities sponsored by the department.

Prospective students and parents can use these web pages to explore the requirements for the program, get to know the faculty, and examine a few of the many different and wonderful places an English major can take you. Our students do some amazing things, as you can see for yourself.

Wilson College English majors get jobs, compete for excellent internships, and attend some of the finest graduate institutions in the country.

Our faculty, which includes award-winning authors, published scholars respected in their fields, and several past Wilson College Teachers of the Year, remain dedicated to personal, intellectually intense courses in small-class settings that provide great training for future teachers, writers, journalists, editors, literary agents, librarians, public relations experts, publishers, scholars, rhetoricians, and lawyers, just to name a few.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the department chair, whose information is listed on this page.


How has your time at Wilson impacted your life as a writer?

During my time at Wilson, I have found my voice as a writer, and explored many different writing techniques and genres. Wilson provides a comfortable learning environment that is free of judgment and allows the student to grow independently.

-Georgia Kalmoutis, BA ‘14

 I have always been an avid writer, but could never finish a single story. I struggle with multiple ideas in my mind, so when I start one idea I immediately grew bored and jumped to the next. Since taking Creative Writing courses at Wilson, I have grown so much and vastly improved my writing ability and my attention. I still flit from one piece to the next, but I have completed several works.

-Mallory Sunderland, BA ‘14

The specific time I spent at Wilson radically improved my writing skills, critically and creatively. Wilson went out of her way to provide me with an education in the Liberal Arts and my major and minor. My advisor allowed my voice to resound in the halls of Warfield with a rewarding final song.

–Jessica Carnes, BA ‘13