Remote instruction will be extended through the first two weeks of the semester. On-campus offices are closed and student services are being provided virtually through January 29. In-person classes and services will resume January 31. The Health and Recreation Center remains open. Learn more


Pursue your passion

With a degree in English, you can pursue a career in teaching and scholarship, creative writing, publishing, advertising, law, journalism, information technology, public relations, corporate communications, professional editing, technical writing, and many other communication-based fields.

The Associate of Arts program at Harper College prepares you to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor's degree in a range of fields. The following degrees are typically offered by English departments at colleges and universities: English (Literature), creative writing and teaching of English.

Start at Harper. Finish at a four-year university.

The Associate in Arts (AA) degree prepares you to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in English or related major. Speak with your advisor about the best courses to take to meet your academic goals.

Harper also offers institution-specific transfer information to help prepare you to transition to a four-year university. To learn more, visit our Transfer Information page or see your advisor


Next steps

For more information about starting your college education at Harper, please contact Admissions Outreach at 847.925.6700 or fill out our request information form.

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Last Updated: 1/6/22