English program student



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

Career Opportunities

A degree in English can prepare you for a career in:

  • Education
  • Editing
  • Business
  • Marketing and public relations
  • Technical writing
  • Journalism
  • Political science
  • Law 

Earning Potential

  • English / literature teacher (postsecondary): $77,325
  • Technical / grant writer: $67,835

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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
Length 2 Years
If you're studying full-time, you can complete the 60 credits for this program in four terms.
Student Art

Get Published

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 

Empowerment through Writing

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 dreams.
Taylor Arbuckle
[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.”
Taylor Arbuckle
English major
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.

Contact Us

For general questions, please contact us at 281-998-6150 or Information@sjcd.edu. For specific questions, please contact a faculty member.
Kimberly Miller-Davis
Dir, Tchng/Lrng Init/Spec Proj
(281) 929-4616
Randy Snyder
DC, Fine Arts/Speech/Educ
(281) 998-6150x7228
Celucien Joseph
Dept Chair, English
(281) 998-6150x2713
Daintee Jones
Dept Chair, Liberal Arts - GP
(281) 998-6150x8102