UC Clermont

English

Associate of Arts

Why study English?

An associate degree in English builds a foundation for advanced studies in a range of academic disciplines. You will be a part of a literary learning community of dedicated scholars with an unabashed love of literature. We will help you discover and develop your true potential for creative expression.

We offer a strong core of literature courses and options to choose from. Whatever your path, you will become a more empowered reader and writer who is prepared to make a contribution to your field of knowledge, profession and community.

Admission Requirements

This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study.

As a first-year student, you will need to take an English and mathematics placement test if you have not obtained the minimum ACT/SAT score required for exemption. These tests do not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement in classes. You must complete placement tests before you register for English or mathematics courses. All placement tests are given free of charge.

Students of English pride themselves on being able to think, read and write critically. They engage in the careful study of novels, poems, theoretical works, multimedia documents and other texts. They also become adept at synthesizing knowledge from diverse fields (politics, history, sociology, economics, media studies). While their aspirations vary, students majoring in English will become more nimble thinkers, gaining a sophisticated understanding of the many uses and nuances of language.

While an interest in English can lead to careers in journalism, publishing, technical writing and secondary school teaching, the reading, writing and critical thinking skills that an English student acquires are also valued in business and industry. English also is an excellent base for professional studies in law, education and the social sciences.

Academic advising is an essential part of your educational experience.

We are committed to providing advice and assistance throughout your academic journey. You and your advisor work together to create an academic plan based on your goals.

Questions? Email us at clermont.advising@uc.edu or call us at 513-732-5205 to schedule an appointment.

The UC Clermont campus is located on 91 wooded acres in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. Our faculty-to-student ratio is low. You will find small class sizes and personal interaction with your instructors create the ideal learning environment. Parking is convenient and at no additional charge. Plus, our tuition is the lowest of the UC colleges.

Study tours of other countries, for which you can receive course credit, are offered to let you experience cultures you previously only read about in a traditional classroom. Recent tours include spring break trips to Sri Lanka and Mexico. English majors are also welcome to participate in tours sponsored by the Uptown campus English department. These have included:

  • Chaucer Study Tour
  • Gothic Paris Study Tour
  • Venice Study Tour
  • Victorian to Virtual Study Tour

The Academic Success Center (ASC) is committed to helping students become successful, independent learners through partnerships that promote individual interests and abilities. We encourage and support opportunities for self-discovery in an informal environment that promotes academic skill development.

The best students recognize that they can sometimes use a little extra help to achieve their academic goals. Seeking tutoring is a responsible choice, demonstrating that students care about their academics enough to go the extra mile to succeed. Stop by the ASC in Jones 104 and meet our highly trained team of tutors who are ready and willing to assist you.

 

You must complete an application for degree the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor in the Advising Center for assistance.

We accept transfer applications all year long and you may start any semester, provided your transcripts arrive in time to be evaluated before the start of the semester you wish to attend.

If you have not taken college-level mathematics or English, you will need to take the placement test.

Other UC students may transfer into Clermont College by completing the application for change in college and program. You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress.

Application Deadlines

For specific deadline information, visit the Admissions webpage.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Contact Information

Admissions
Clermont College
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45106
(513) 732-5319
clermont.admissions@uc.edu