What You’ll Learn

Our English degree will provide you with a solid foundation in English with an emphasis on writing, reading, and analyzing texts. Through a diverse selection of coursework, you will be qualified to work in a wide-range of career fields. Most of the universal analytical English skills and techniques that employers look for in potential candidates are covered by our program.

Most importantly, you will become competent in all forms of communication – reading, writing, and verbal communication. 

Career Opportunities

During this program you will learn the universal skills that all employers seek: written and verbal communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving. Graduates from the Columbia College English program have been successful in diverse fields. Here are just a few examples:

  • Higher education administration
  • Academic book publishing
  • Ministry
  • Politics
  • Civil service
  • College teaching

The Columbia College Difference

Columbia College graduates of the English program have gone on to establish successful careers in a number of industries. It is through our diverse selection of courses and exemplary educators that we are able to provide a supportive platform for our students to learn and excel beyond their college career.

Course Requirements

View major requirements including concentrations and electives for this program of study in our course catalog.

Undergraduate Course Catalog

Additional Course Options



In order to obtain a minor in English, you'll need to complete fifteen (15) s.h. of English courses.


In order to obtain a minor in Writing, you'll need to complete fifteen (15) s.h. in a variety of courses including expository and creative writing, video production, and public relations.

Creative Writing

In order to obtain a minor in Creative Writing, you'll need to complete fifteen (15) s.h. plus a six-hour independent study during which students produce a book-length manuscript of writing.