What Can You Do With an English AA-T Degree?

We designed this degree to transfer easily to a CSU where you can finish your bachelor’s degree. Studying English at CMC gives you the academic chops to research, analyze, and write at the university level. Choose your CSU major or minor from a wide range of options:

  • Communication
  • Creative Writing
  • English
  • Journalism
  • Linguistics
  • Professional Writing
  • Pre-Law
  • Public History
  • Social Media
  • Television, Film & Media Studies
  • World Literatures

Active skill with the language—the ability to write clearly, persuade, speak, capture the imagination—these are skills employers want in many industries. Your AA-T in English may be the foundation for a career as:

  • Corporate communications specialist
  • Technical writer
  • Speech writer
  • Digital marketing specialist
  • Game narrative designer
  • Editor
  • Lawyer

Marketable Skills

As you study English, you’re reading, analyzing, and discussing different theories. You’re developing skills that are transferable to many fields. At CMC, you learn how to market your many skills so you can succeed wherever you decide to go.

Expert Communicator

Studying English means you’re analyzing how people have communicated thoughts and ideas throughout history. With an English degree, you’re an expert communicator, able to think, understand, and explain complex ideas and their context.

Your English AA-T Program Map

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Sample electives shown — other options available. Download a PDF Program Map

English AA-T: What to Expect

  • Completion Requirements
    • 18 units of required courses
    • 60 total units
    • A grade of C or higher in all required courses
    • Minimum grade point average of 2.0
  • Required Courses

    Note: ENG-003A is a prerequisite for all writing and literature courses.

    • Composition & Literature (ENG 001B) | 3.00
    • Argumentation & Critical Thinking (ENG 001C) | 3.00

    Select four courses from the following | 12.00:

    • ENG 005A
    • ENG 010A
    • ENG 010B
    • ENG 011A
    • ENG 011B
    • ENG 012A
    • ENG 012B
  • What You Learn
    1. Present complex ideas through clear writing and well-supported arguments
    2. Compose college-level papers that use standard grammar, reliable sources, and proper citations
    3. Respond to a range of written works with both analysis and reflection, showing an understanding of writer, audience, context, and genre
    4. Critique your own writing and that of others to improve the final written piece

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