At San Jacinto College, we know that English is more than just a way to communicate.
It forms the very foundation of culture, the word of law, and the medium for our literature.
An associate degree in English opens doors and prepares you for a world of opportunities.
Program at a Glance
A degree in English can prepare you for a career in:
- Marketing and public relations
- Technical writing
- Political science
- English / literature teacher (postsecondary): $77,325
- Technical / grant writer: $67,835
For more salary information, check out Texas Wages.
Communications, AA - English
This Associate of Arts degree prepares you to transfer to a 4-year college or university.Develop your critical thinking and analytical skills while becoming a confident and effective writer. Taught by experienced professors teachers, our program covers a range of topics including:Literature, Creative writing, Grammar, and Composition
If you're studying full-time, you can complete the 60 credits for this program in four terms.
Taylor Arbuckle decided she wanted to be a writer when she was in the fourth grade.
Her experience at San Jac has given her skills and confidence to keep pursuing her
[It would be] incredible to be a stay at home author, but I'm not going to put
all of my energy into that just yet. I need to graduate and then who knows what the
world has for me.”
Coming to San Jac, not only did Arbuckle get a chance to hone her skills, but
also the opportunity to be published. In 2020, Arbuckle had six works published in
San Jac’s first college-wide literary magazine, “Accents.” She said getting published
gave her confidence. Arbuckle plans to earn a degree in English and keep working toward
becoming a writer.
Showcase your writing skills and creativity! Submit work for publication in the college-wide
literary magazine, “Accents.” We accept everything from poems and short stories to
photos and drawings. Check out past issues and submit work for the next! Contact Diana.Wolfe@sjcd.edu
Did you know we offer over 200 programs and certificates? While English may not
be for you, maybe one of these will catch your interest.
Learn the foundation of how communication industries operate and the principles
of media content generation.
Learn public speaking, professional speech, interpersonal communication, and more.
This program prepares you for a wide range of careers including public relations,
radio, and speech therapy.
Get the skills you need to teach everything from early childhood education to high
Already mastered English? Dive into another language to gain skills to boost your
resume or launch a new career.