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With an English degree from Normandale, you’ll study American and British literary works and you’ll increase your skills as a reader and a writer. From Shakespeare to science, this liberal arts degree gives you a solid educational foundation to build upon.   

When you graduate with an associate degree in English, you’ll be ready to transfer to one of seven Minnesota State universities where you’ll enter as a junior.

What can you do with an English Degree?

When you start your journey in English here, you’ll get an affordable, flexible and personalized program. You’ll acquire excellent critical thinking skills as you analyze literature and sharpen your writing skills. Plus, you’ll learn how to be an effective communicator, not only as a writer but as a speaker.   

An English degree opens doors to a lot of different careers. Strong reading and writing skills are transferable to many vocations and demonstrate your ability to communicate complex ideas well, both through the written word and through public speaking.  

English majors pursue careers in public relations firms, marketing companies, advertising agencies, publishing houses and education; these are typical examples of what you can do with an English degree.

What Makes our Associate Degree in English Program Unique?

The English Department offers a range of courses that cover composition, literary studies and English for non-native speakers. We also offer an associate’s degree in creative writing and a creative writing certificate. 

As a student earning an associate degree in English, you’ll get personalized attention with small class sizes, and there will be ample time to discuss literary works and evaluate your own writing.   

You’ll develop analytical skills necessary to assess and distill meaning while comparing and contrasting works of literature. As a writer, you will develop critical thinking skills as a foundation for your writing. 

Developmental Education Mission

English for Academic Purposes

Creative Writing Program

English Degree Program Basics

The English Department includes majors in English and Creative Writing, plus a Creative Writing Certificate 

English Faculty

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