English Majors

Associate in Arts Pathway for English

This is a typical course schedule for a student planning to complete the A.A. degree within two years, then transfer and major in English. See your ECC Academic Advisor to obtain specific requirements as course requirements vary by transfer institution.

Courses marked with * have additional prerequisites.

Fall Semester 1 - (16+ Semester Hours)

  • ENG 101, English Composition I (3)
  • MTH, Gen Ed (3-5)
  • BIO 108, Biology for Contemporary Society (4) (recomomended)
  • 1HIS 151, History of the U.S. to 1870 (3)
  • 2Elective (3-4)

Spring Semester 2 - (16-17 Semester Hours)

  • ENG 102, English Composition II (3)
  • 1HIS 152, History of the U.S. Since 1865 (3)
  • Fine Arts, Gen Ed (3)
  • 2Humanities, Gen Ed (3)
  • Physical Science, Gen Ed (3-5)

Fall Semester 3 - (16 Semester Hours)

  • CMS 101, Fundamentals of Speech (3)
  • 2Elective, (3-4)
  • 2Elective, (3-4)
  • 2Elective, (3-4)

Spring Semester 4 - (19 Semester Hours)

  • Fine Arts/Humanities, Gen Ed (3-4)
  • Behavioral Science, Gen Ed (3)
  • 2Elective, (3-4)
  • 2Elective, (3-4)

60 semester hours required to earn the A.A. degree.

1Discuss program/degree requirements specific to your preferred transfer destination with your academic advisor as degree & major requirements vary among transfer institutions.
2It is highly recommended to complete any world language requirements prior to transfer.

Communications, Fine Arts, Social Science, and Behavioral Science are ideal courses to enroll in during the Summer semester to lighten credit course load during Spring and Fall semesters.

  • ECC & many transfer institutions require a Diversity and/or a Multicultural course as a graduation requirement. Courses that fulfill this requirement at ECC include options in Humanities, Fine Arts, Behavioral Science and Social Science. See your academic advisor or view Associate in Arts or Associate in Science details in the ECC catalog to view options.
  • The Associate in Arts is the preferred degree to complete at ECC as the Associate in Science has additional Science requirements that are not required for most History degrees.
  • Transfer schools may require completion of up to the 4th level of language other than English, which is best to complete prior to transferring. Discuss requirements with your academic advisor.
  • This plan is a sample pathway, the only way to secure an accurate education plan to the school of your preference is to meet with an academic advisor in B120.

Successfull Pathway Steps

Majoring in English?

What specific majors are related to English?

  • Anthropology
  • Communications
  • Creative Writing
  • English/Language Arts Teacher
  • Education
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Journalism
  • Language & Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Marketing
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Sociology

What careers are similar, or related to, English?

Transfer students planning to major in English would pursue the Associate in Arts at ECC, develop your unique education plan with your academic advisor.

Students interested in History and related careers requiring an AAS degree or VS/BVS certificate at ECC can pursue:

Information from Focus2 and BLS.gov