Do you enjoy talking about issues and events that matter? Would you like to use the written word to make important changes in our society and culture?

Studying English helps you make powerful and persuasive arguments in your own voice and style. Our courses in composition, literature, and creative writing will develop your critical reading, writing, and thinking skills. Graduates with an English degree have a foundation for a dynamic range of job opportunities

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Career Opportunities

The English program will prepare you for work in a variety of occupations and career paths, including:

  • Author
  • Journalist
  • Editor
  • Social media manager
  • Public relations specialist
  • Communications specialist
  • English/ESL teacher
  • Librarian


Change your life with an English degree. Our program gives you options to explore.

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About degrees and certificates

A certificate readily prepares you to enter a particular field or career. It can also give you new skills for advancement in the workplace.

Associate Degrees:
An associate degree requires a broader education for career options in a range of industries. It's a great step towards earning a bachelor degree at a four-year school or entering the workforce sooner.

Associate Degrees for Transfer:
A transfer degree is equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program. Earning one can guarantee admission to California State Universities, some private and online universities, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). ADTs, along with a transfer agreement guarantee (TAG) with the University of California system can help you achieve your goals for less. Learn about transfer services.