Program Overview

In today's information society, reading comprehension and writing skills are essential for everyone. The English major offers a rich and varied education in these vital areas of literacy—serving the individual student, the academic community and society at large. 

The program includes courses in literature and critical thinking, reading and writing to enhance communication skills, to deepen understanding of our cultural traditions, to provide a breadth of
knowledge appropriate for many degree and vocational programs and to prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. 

English majors often enter fields such as law, education, public relations, human services, journalism and corporate communications. To ensure that their transfer objectives are being met, English majors should consult with a counselor.

The graduate of the AA program in English will:

  • Be able to engage, with college level fluency, a variety of texts towards a variety of ends.


Santa Maria Campus Bldg C Room 28
805-922-6966 ext. 3308


Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Closed on Fridays during the summer


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James May

James May
Accounting Student

"My career goals as an accounting student are to fully immerse myself in the business world, to basically have an understanding of how businesses operate and function. The teachers seem to be very enthusiastic and very knowledgeable about what they're doing. Everything that has to do with learning how a business works is presented in a class. It's going to be very easy to apply anything that you learn here at school in the real world."
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Last Modified Oct 10, 2016