2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jun 19, 2024  
2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook [Archived Catalog]

English, A.A.

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Major in Tennessee Transfer Pathway with Emphasis in English (A.A.)

Program and Career Description:

The English emphasis is a two-year program for students planning to complete a bachelor's degree in English at a four-year school. Students pursuing careers in public relations, law, speech writing, customer service, or teaching in secondary schools should consider this degree. Individuals who later obtain a master's degree or higher in English should consider a career in human relations or higher education. A few examples of career and salary estimates are listed below.

Career Entry-Level Education Entry-Level Pay Median Pay Experienced Pay
Poets, Lyricists, and Creative Writers Bachelor's degree $29,470 $47,350 $67,810
Editors Bachelor's degree $29,430 $42,810 $61,720
English Teacher, Secondary Bachelor's degree $38,830 $49,770 $56,890

Career and salary information taken from JOBS4TN.GOV. Check out this website for additional information about job descriptions, education requirements and abilities, and supply and demand for these careers. For additional information from a national perspective, go to Bureau of Labor Statistics, U. S. Department of Labor on the internet at www.bls.gov. Visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook on this website. Salaries are not guaranteed.

Transfer Options

This program is a Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP) major. A student who completes the associates degree in this major is guaranteed that all required community college courses will be accepted in this major at the transfer institution. To see which four-year institutions offer this TTP major and guarantees a seamless transfer, visit the Tennessee Transfer Pathway website at www.tntransferpathway.org.

Articulation agreements exist between other private and non-TN public institutions. These agreements are available at www.columbiastate.edu/admissions/transfer-information.

Program Requirements

Students may be required to take additional Learning Support courses.

Major Required Courses

Requirements for Graduation Include:

  • earning 25% of total program credits in residence at Columbia State.
  • earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • taking the Exit Exam.

If you have completed TN eCampus courses, run a degree audit from the student tab in myChargerNet to determine how these courses apply to this program.

English, A.A. Sample Academic Plan - Total Credit Hours: 60

First Year - Fall Semester - Total Credit Hours: 16

First Year - Spring Semester - Total Credit Hours: 15

Second Year - Fall Semester - Total Credit Hours: 16

Second Year - Spring Semester - Total Credit Hours: 13


*Any of these literature courses will satisfy the third Humanities/Fine Arts requirement.

For more information contact:
Brittany Hall Seybert at
bhall17@columbiastate.edu or 931.540.2767
Humanities & Social Sciences Division office at 931.540.2780

Columbia State Community College, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educational institution. CoSCC- ENGL-02-14-18

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