Explore the depths of human nature and gain insight into how other people think, approach
and engage with life.
English students develop and excel at analysis, research and writing. They constantly
strengthen their ability to critically think and understand another person's perspective.
A degree in English helps teach people how language works and how to make language
work for them. Our English department consists of accomplished writers, scholars and
thinkers who are committed to help their students grow as readers, writers and thinker.
If you’re planning on studying English at a 4-year institution, you can start with
Take advantage of publishing opportunities
Earn an associate degree and prepare to transfer to a 4-year institution
We’re your first step in preparing for transfer and a career where a mastery of the
English language is a valuable skill.
Some potential career paths include copywriter, marketing coordinator, SEO specialist,
editor, publisher, teacher, research analyst, internal communications executive, production assistant,
paralegal and more.
A degree in English will develop research skills, creativity, problem solving, social
awareness, verbal and nonverbal communication, information processing and attention
detail. These are all highly valuable skills in many workplaces.
Transfer to a 4-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree in English or another related
The Kaleidoscope, Kishwaukee College's student run newspaper, accepts applications on a continuous
The Kamelian, Kishwaukee College's student literary and arts journal, accepts yearly submissions
of art (3D and 2D), photography, poetry, short stories and essays from students.
Our English students are often the recipients of scholarships, in particular the Paul
Simon Essay Contest, Perry/Cornell Reading and Study Skills Scholarship, Perry/Cornell
Journalism Scholarship and the Jeanne Henderson Memorial Scholarship.
We have free tutoring through our tutoring services so you can get help with any writing assignment at any point in the process.
Early planning for an English degree can make a difference.
Students thinking about transferring after Kish to pursue a degree in English or related
field are encouraged to speak with their academic advisor as early as possible.
Kishwaukee College’s chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) inducted 11 new members this month during a virtual ceremony. The Alpha Rho Eta chapter held its traditional candle-lighting induction and installation ceremony on Nov. 17 with college leadership welcoming the new inductees.