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Associate in Arts (602)

Bachelor's degree programs in English generally emphasize the study of literature and literary criticism. Some universities also offer specializations in creative or technical writing and/or programs to prepare students for certification as a high school English teacher. Community college students seeking a bachelor's degree in English are strongly encouraged to complete an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree prior to transfer. Since admission may be competitive, completion of the recommended courses does not guarantee admission.

1. As disciplines within the English major are writing intensive, students pursuing the major may want to consider taking literature courses which have a significant writing requirement (9 to 12 pages in total of writing). This will assist students with requirements as they work towards their bachelor's degrees at universities.

2. The English panel recommends that English majors satisfy the Humanities and Fine Arts section of GECC with additional courses other than the English major recommendations that count as major credit rather than GECC credit.

3. To satisfy the GECC section, students may choose to take other literature courses or any other General Education, Humanities, and Fine Arts course.

Students who have already chosen the university to which they plan to transfer should consult that institution's catalog or department advisor and an SVCC academic advisor in planning their program.
Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College
Click here for career information: Students planning on careers as high school English teachers need to meet with an advisor. Academic Advising, 815/835-6354; Karen Abele, Assistant Professor of English, 815/835-6309; Noel Berkey, Assistant Professor of English, 815/835-6207; Amanda Eichman, Professor of English/Education, 815/835-6319; Richard Eichman, Associate Professor of History/English, 815/835-6380; Rachel Brunner, Assistant Professor of English, 815/835-6325; Thomas Irish, Assistant Professor of English, 815/835-6394; Ruth Montino, Associate Professor of English, 815/835-6213.

Estimated Program Cost

The following figures are based on 2019-20 tuition and fee rates and the course fees in the Class Schedule for the required number 65 credit hours.

Tuition $8,580.00 $21,970.00 $24,375.00
Fees $910.00 $910.00 $910.00
Course Fees * $22.00 * $22.00 * $22.00
Total Tuition and Fees $9,512.00 $22,902.00 $25,307.00

* Note: Course fees may vary depending upon the classes that a student completes within an academic program. The course fee above is only an estimation and represents the maximum course fees possible; it is likely that course fees will be lower than the estimation above.