English Option

General Studies Associates of Arts Degree
English Option, General Studies AA Degree

When you study English, you connect to a larger world through literature and creative writing. These courses help you develop the ability to communicate your ideas more effectively. You gain a diverse perspective on the world and learn to look at the world through multiple perspectives. 

Available Fully Online
Complete this degree on your schedule, from anywhere with an internet connection, by taking all your classes online. Find out more about online learning.
Our literature, creative, and technical writing classes allow you to explore your interests and provide a place for you to share your thoughts on complex issues. You can study compelling stories and learn how to write your own fiction and poetry.

Our rich offering of literature classes teach you the strength of classical writing and their importance in our past, our present and for the future.

Writing and literature classes help build your critical thinking skills, giving you the background you will need to be successful in careers such as politics, speech writing, journalism, criminal justice, research, and teaching. Beyond a career, pursuing an English degree will enrich your life.

Z-Degree
This degree is available as a Z-Degree—no textbook purchases required. (Learn more about Z-degrees).

Program Advising

Academic advising helps students reach their educational and career goals. Meet with your academic advisor regularly to discuss your academic plans and make sure you are on track to graduate and/or transfer. The program advising guide outlines the degree requirements and is meant to supplement the advising process. 

Transfer Opportunities

As you create your academic plan for transferring into related programs, keep in mind transfer institution requirements for the following courses, which can differ greatly among institutions:

  • Language Requirements – Most Arts and Humanities degrees require study of another language through the 200 level.
  • Specific literature, creative writing, or other humanities course requirements.

 To get help, make an appointment with a counselor or advisor or a General Studies program advisor in English. 

Career Options

English majors, those focusing on literature, creative writing, or technical writing, will find a range of careers open to them, including fields such as communications and public relations, editing and writing, teaching, legal careers, non-profit work, research, and education.


Related Programs and Courses

General Studies Degree

Students who major in general studies explore personal, professional, and academic areas of interest within a flexible framework supporting transfer.

Workforce Development & Continuing Education

MC offers a wide variety of noncredit classes designed to help you upgrade your skills, pursue career training, or learn something new.

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