Clackamas Community College

English Literature (AAT)

Program Code: AA.ENGLIT

Where can a degree in English take you? The possible answers to that question lie in the skills that you gain through focusing on reading and writing, thinking and words. English majors graduate with the ability to analyze the words of others, think both critically and creatively, research ideas and argue important positions, and organize their own thoughts into effective and articulate forms from web content to grant applications, business proposals to novels. Because of these skills, the National Association of Colleges and Employers has ranked English as one of the top-paying liberal arts majors, with average starting salaries above $50,000, and often rising much higher in the ten years after graduating.

The AAT in English Literature outlines specific course requirements for students at any Oregon community college who plan to transfer to a four-year public university and earn a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in English literature. CCC’s English department fosters a supportive cohort of English majors and has strong relationships with many transfer institutions across the state. Our faculty collaborate with academic advisors to help students choose courses that best prepare them for the specific program at their chosen four-year university. 

For information contact Amanda Coffey, 503-594-3257 or