Unlock the power of language by developing your reading, writing and analytical skills. With an Associate of Arts (AA) in English, you'll study the great works of the past and present, hone your writing voice, and have an excellent command of the language.

Your professors will support you as you read poetry and compose essays. They'll give you the confidence you need to succeed in all your courses. With an AA in English from FRCC, you'll be ready to transfer to a four-year school to complete your bachelor's degree.

Why Study English at Front Range Community College?

Build writing and analytical skills that are useful for a variety of careers with an AA in English. You'll explore different opinions, worldviews and settings by reading great literature. With writing centers on all campuses and online, you'll get the feedback and writing support you need.

With your professors' guidance, you'll hone the critical thinking skills crucial for any career. You'll discuss characters, plots, themes and styles. They'll help you discover your own writing style and voice. You can even join one of our student writing clubs to practice your writing skills and get peer input.

With your AA in English, you'll be able to transfer to many four-year public universities in Colorado. You'll enter with junior standing and be two years away from your bachelor's degree. You'll be ready to begin any career that uses English as an important tool, such as teaching, law, public policy, media and literary studies.

Degree Details

AA in English

Program Locations: Online, Boulder County, Larimer, Westminster

Total Credits: 60 credits (4 semesters)

With an AA in English, you'll gain writing and critical thinking skills. You'll learn to analyze language and storylines. You'll develop your own writing voice and read great works of literature. Your studies will prepare you to transfer to a four-year university to earn your bachelor's degree in English.

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Transfer Options

Begin the journey to your bachelor's degree in English at FRCC. With this degree you can start your English major as a junior at the following four-year schools:

  • Adams State University
  • Colorado Mesa University
  • Colorado State University-Ft Collins
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo
  • Fort Lewis College
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs
  • University of Colorado Denver
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • Western State Colorado University

Be sure to talk with an advisor when selecting your courses to ensure you will complete your degree on time with the classes you need.

Careers & Outcomes

Your English degree program can open doors for a career in a variety of fields. Although some careers may require bachelor's and graduate degrees, you'll get a strong foundation with a degree from FRCC.

Writing Centers

Want an extra pair of eyes to go over your writing assignments? Need help coming up with a thesis statement? Visit one of our writing centers. They offer one-on-one help both in person and online. Select your campus for more information.

Online Writing Lab Writing Center at Boulder County Campus Writing Center at Larimer Campus Writing Center at Westminster Campus

Get Published at FRCC

Front Range Review, Howl, Plains Paradox. These literary magazines publish fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and visual art from established and emerging student writers. Gain exposure and reach a wider audience by submitting your works.

Front Range Review Howl Plains Paradox

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