The stereotype of most English majors becoming teachers has shifted dramatically. In the Information Age, English majors build skills used in many new careers. The explosion of the Internet as a key medium to create, organize, present, and exchange information has increased the need for English majors. Study college writing, analytic writing, technical writing, expository writing, creative writing (fiction or poetry) or focus on American, British or world literature.

Degrees & Certificates

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Top Jobs

Career opportunities in the field of English:

  • Web Editors, Social Media Managers
  • Technical Writers
  • Public Relations Specialists
  • Lawyers
  • Grant Writers
  • Librarians
  • Human Resources Directors
  • Publisher, Editor
  • Copywriter, Proofreader
  • Journalists
  • Teacher (English or Literature)
  • Teaching English as a Second Language

There is an increased need for English language teachers at all levels, in the classroom and online, in the United States and across the globe.

Explore Career Coach for more ideas.

Further Studies

Once you graduate from CNM, you can transfer your English degree from CNM to a four-year university.

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Master of Arts (MA)
  • Master of Arts/Fine Arts
  • Creative Writing
  • Literature
  • Medieval Studies
  • Rhetoric
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Doctor of Literature
  • Doctor of Rhetoric and Writing

Meet with an advisor to learn more about your transfer options.


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Download the English E-Book

The English 1110 and 1120 OER is an open educational resource that will be free of charge to students and accessible from several types of digital devices. This textbook is a college reader for English 1110 and 1120, which is English Composition I and II, respectively. The English Composition OER helps students navigate college writing and reading with sections on the writing process, genres, analytic writing, argumentative writing, research, MLA style, APA style, and grammar and mechanics.

Visit to download the e-book.