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Why study English?

Ancilla College’s associate degree with a major in English is an academic program in both writing and literature. The program is designed to enrich your skills in written communication, learning, and creative thinking. You will build a deep and varied skill set that will help in future academic and career opportunities.

An English major is good preparation for many areas of interest. You will learn to organize your thinking and express thoughts clearly. Learning about the English language through literature prepares your mind to be proactive, determined, assertive and confident.

As Ancilla College English degree seekers, students will scrutinize a variety of texts and acquire knowledge of literary movements, periods, and approaches that shape how we view literature today. English majors develop comprehensive written and spoken communication skills and become adept at arguing a point, framing a narrative, and analyzing various levels of meaning.

What are your career options?

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Advertising Agent
  • Digital Publishing Manager
  • Freelance Writer
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Politician
  • Public Administrator
  • Public Relations Executive
  • And More!  

At A Glance

Program Credit Hours

60-64 credit hours

  • General Education: 17-19
  • Major/Concentration: 41-43

Standard Completion Time

2 years




Ancilla College is a liberal arts institution of higher learning sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ and is part of The Center at Donaldson. The college’s religious tradition is Roman Catholic; its climate, ecumenical. In a caring environment, Ancilla serves a diverse population, as we transform and empower students to achieve high academic goals, lifelong learning, successful careers and values-centered lives.


Ancilla College, founded in 1937, is a private, Catholic, not-for-profit, two-year college offering over two dozen associate degree programs. Students from 12 states and 15 countries live and learn at Ancilla.

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