You're the type of person that thinks the book is way better than the movie. You prefer novels over textbooks and while others may struggle, you know exactly when to use their, there, and they're in a sentence. If this sounds like you, a degree in English may be just what you're looking for.

English majors land jobs because they are masters at critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving. At Harford, we can help you carve out your niche in a variety of fields.


Harford Community College offers an English degree that prepares you for transfer to a four-year institution to complete your bachelor's degree.

Program Overview


Program Requirements:

Associate of Arts


No. of Credits:

Associate of Arts: 60



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Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Harford's small, student-centered, and flexible learning class options are the ideal learning environment for your English studies.

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What kind of courses can I expect to take?

Develop a strong background in English through required courses and electives like these at Harford:

English Composition

Research Writing

American Literature

World Literature

English Literature

What can I do when I complete this program?

With a degree in English at Harford, you can prepare for transfer to a four-year institution to complete your bachelor's degree.

Top Transfer Destinations

  • Towson University

  • University of Maryland

  • Frostburg University

  • Salisbury University

  • University of Baltimore

  • Loyola University

  • McDaniel College

Potential Careers

  • Teacher

  • Journalist

  • Freelance

  • Writer/Copywriter

  • Publishing Assistant

  • Social Media Manager

  • Content Manager

Use the Career Insight Tool to see what opportunities are available for you.




Who teaches this program?

At Harford, our award-winning full-time and adjunct faculty bring a wealth of industry and classroom experience to professionally mentor and guide you through your program.

How do I get started?

You've taken your first step into a larger world of possibility for you and your future. Now is the time! Reach out and apply, request more information, or visit our campus.