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Develop your abilities as a reader and interpreter of literature. Understand the role of critical perspective in any analytical situation. Enhance your pleasure in the enjoyment of literature. Improve your abilities as a writer and editor.

English prepares you for a career in teaching, media, and public relations. The Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree at Motlow prepares you for transfer to a university and is a Tennessee Transfer Pathways (TTP). TTPs enable you to complete your degree at Motlow and then transfer to any Tennessee public university, and several Tennessee private universities, as a junior to complete your bachelor’s degree.

English hones your ability to think critically and write well. It’s a great foundation if you are contemplating law school, politics, medical school, and a host of other graduate or professional programs. Employers want people who can communicate effectively.

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Have you chosen a major? Is there a program of study that inspires you? Do you have your heart set on a particular degree? Motlow is here to help you find your future and craft a great career.

Start by choosing the credentials you want. Motlow offers:

  • Short-term certifications,
  • One-year diplomas,
  • 2-year associates degrees,
  • Associates degrees with embedded micro-credentials, and
  • Pathways to numerous bachelor degrees with majors in hundreds of programs. We have many additional articulation agreements with universities that allow you to easily transfer or even enroll simultaneously at Motlow and another institution
  • We have articulation agreements with universities that allow you to easily transfer or even enroll simultaneously at Motlow and another institution.

Use our program finder to explore all of the possibilities. Visit our transfer & articulations page to learn more about our partnerships with other universities. Explore your interests and aptitudes with our free YouScience tool.

Meet with one of our admissions counselors. Enroll and get assigned your very own completion coach.

The time is right. Call us today. It’s never been easier to find a scholarship and apply for aid to help pay for college. Our mission is your success, and we want to make exploring Motlow simple & free.

The average annual salary for those with degrees in English is $49,220.

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Career Opportunities with an Advanced Degree 

  • Public Relations ($45-85k/year)
  • Lawyer ($72-93k/year) 
  • Technical Writer ($54-63k/year)
  • Editor ($47-54k/year) • Author ($35-57k/year) 
  • Advertising Manager ($58-65k/year) 

Practical Experience you will Gain 

  • Writing an essay 
  • Thinking critically and logically 
  • Doing in-depth research 
  • Speaking to a group 
  • Reading and understanding global literature

Students who pursue English degrees become versatile employees who can creatively apply their communication skills and critical thinking to jobs in almost every industry. Knowing how to ask the right questions and communicate effectively are important skills that employers value. 

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