What is English Literature?
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.
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 is an excellent base for professional studies in law, education and the social sciences.
Since there are a variety of routes students can follow to complete their degree requirements, they should check with their academic advisors every semester before registering for class to ensure that their chosen courses will fulfill those degree requirements.
UC Advantages and Special Opportunities
The Clermont campus is on 92 wooded acres located in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. UC Clermont College is relatively small and has a low faculty to student ratio. Small class size and personal interaction with the faculty create the ideal learning environment. Parking is convenient and at no additional charge. Plus, UC Clermont’s tuition is the lowest of the UC colleges.
Study tours of other countries, for which you will 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 Clifton campus English department. These have included—
- Chaucer Study Tour
- Gothic Paris Study Tour
- Venice Study Tour
- Victorian to Virtual Study Tour
UC Clermont College is an open admissions campus. If you have your high school diploma, GED, or its equivalent, we will admit you. We accept applications all year long and you may start any semester. Financial aid takes 6-8 weeks to process. We recommend that you apply at least 10 weeks prior to your desired attendance.
As a first year student, you will need to take the placement test. This test does not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement in classes. You must complete the placement test before you may register for English or mathematics courses. All placement tests are given free of charge.
Transferring to UC Requirements
You must be in good academic standing at the college or university you last attended. 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.
Changing Majors within UC Requirements
Other UC students may transfer into Clermont College by completing the application for change in college and program form available from most UC admissions offices including ours, (513) 732-5319. You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress.
International Student Requirements
You must demonstrate English proficiency. You must also meet admissions deadlines and visa requirements, and provide documentation of sufficient funds before we can complete your admission. Please call the International Admissions Office (513) 556-2069 for details, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Learn more about becoming an international student at UC Clermont.
You must complete an application for degree and receive a pre-certification from your academic advisor the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor or Student Success and Retention Services (513) 732-5319 for specific information well in advance of your final semester.
For specific deadline information, visit the Admissions webpage.
AccreditationThe University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Associate of Arts Degree in English Literature
Full-Time Program Duration
UC Clermont & UC East
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45106
Phone: (513) 732-5319