English Major at Mission

Creative Writing & Literature Classes

At Mission College in Santa Clara, we offer online, in-person, and hybrid creative writing, literature, and reading courses.

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English Degree and Program Map

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  • Explore literature & reading related to the African-American experience.

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Writing Center

  • Find help with your writing assignments at the Mission Writing Center.

Writing Center

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Published Faculty Authors

Mission faculty includes published authors and poets including Javier Huerta, Donnelle McGee, Ted Shank, Dr. David Piper, and more. We also host many visiting writers including Chris Abani, Dr. Cesar Cruz, Dr. Angela Davis, Firoozeh Dumas, Lee Herrick (CA Poet Laureate 2023), Sonia Nazario, Miriam de Uriarte, and more.

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Learning Services Courses

Our courses assist you with writing papers and learning strategies. Learning Services courses are open to all students. However, Disability Support Programs & Services (DSPS) can recommend specific courses.

LSR Courses

Jobs for English Majors

Career Outlook

Skills Needed

  • Strong written and oral communication
  • Organization and attention to detail
  • Analysis and problem solving
  • Time management
  • Systems analysis
  • Mathematical and deductive reasoning
  • Critical thinking
  • Active learning
  • Clerical knowledge
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

Career Paths

If you don't know what to major in or you already have a major but don't know how it translates into a career, start here. At Mission we can help you research your major and career options so you can make informed decisions. Read more about Career paths.

Select Jobs in the Field

What jobs can you get with an English degree?

  • Teacher
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Copywriter
  • Journalist
  • Social Media Marketer
  • Content Manager
  • Communications Manager
  • Attorney
  • Technical Writer
  • Editorial Assistant
  • College Professor