The English curriculum prepares the student in written and analytical skills and acquaints the student with a wide range of literature.  An English major qualifies a student for employment in educational institutions, business and industry, and communications.  It is a frequently recommended major for students interested in pre-law, journalism, or library work.


Merced College offers the following degrees/certificates in English:

  • English (AA-T)

Career Opportunities

  • Advertising
  • Interpreter
  • Librarian
  • Public Relations
  • Columnist
  • Grant Writer
  • Paralegal
  • Editor
  • Teacher
  • Publisher
  • Attorney
  • Manager
  • Technical Writer

Which English Class Should I Take?

  • See English Sequence
  • For English majors, refer to the current catalog to see which literature classes are offered on a rotating schedule
  • For English as a Second Language (ESL) learners, read about our ESL program.

Speak with a counselor for help with an academic plan

English Faculty