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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Mirian Guzman

Mirian Guzman
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I want to continue my education and hope one day to obtain my Master's degree and lead my own classroom. Being in college means the world to me, but getting here was not easy. Thanks to the support of my family and close friends and overcoming my own obstacles, I am here and will continue until I meet all my goals."
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