Whether you see yourself as a novelist, a professor, a lawyer, or a software engineer, great readers and writers evolve into something even greater at Hollins. We help you find your voice and train you to use it to its full potential. Hollins is home to one of the nation’s most prestigious English and creative writing majors, which has produced a remarkable number of well-known and respected authors.
You’ll have free rein to choose your own areas of interest as an English major.
Hollins receives national recognition for our creative writing major and has a bright history of producing successful writers.
Multicultural U.S. Literature Concentration
Explore and discover the diversity and multitude of identities within American culture.
Literature & Performance Concentration
Find the true meaning of art by learning to analyze the subtleties in what’s said and what’s meant.
Creative Writing Minor
The creative writing minor covers all the requirements for the major concentration without the need to satisfy the major requirements.
This 20-credit minor focuses on British and American literature.
What You'll Learn
Combining Poetry and Science
When I recited a poem to finish a presentation in a zoology class, my professor was enthusiastic about my fusion of the two topics.Courtney Flerlage
A Remarkable Faculty
I had been looking at Hollins since high school – the English program was a huge pull for me. I had talked to and corresponded with some of the professors beforehand about the sorts of things I would be able to do if I were to go to Hollins. I found that everything they said is quite true as far as the strength of the English department. The caliber of professors here is quite wonderful.Lindsey Narmour, who was named a British Universities Summer Scholar for 2014
A Force for Creativity
Hollins feels a little bit to me like sacred ground for writers. The work I’m seeing here is highly original. We’re used to thinking that creativity is at risk in some way. It’s certainly not the case here.Carrie Brown, distinguished visiting professor of creative writing