English – A.A. Degree 61-62 credit hours

Major Description

The field of study curriculum in English transfers as a block leading to an English minor, a Bachelor of Arts in General Studies, or a Bachelor of Arts in English. The flexible structure of this field of study provides students an opportunity to explore their own interests in either Literature or Creative Writing, while also providing a firm foundation for a minor or major in English. The course load allows students to complete their minor or major at a four-year institution and build the required number of courses within their teaching discipline (which according to TEA regulations must include 24 credit hours in the teaching discipline to qualify for a teaching position).

With specialization in English, students will be uniquely prepared to succeed in today's competitive job market and will have a variety of employment opportunities available in such fields as technical writing, editing, and teaching, as well as numerous professions that require effective communication and analytical skills.

Work Environment

English majors are often employed by either secondary schools or colleges and universities.  However, majors are not limited to these careers.  Those individuals employed in higher education have more flexible schedules than those employed as secondary education teachers, editors, or technical writers.

Potential Job Titles

  • Attorney
  • Copywriter
  • Editor
  • Journalist
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Marketing/Sales Manager
  • Teacher
  • Writer