Toni Castillo with studentThe goal of the English Associate in Arts degree program is to prepare students to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a degree in English.  The program includes Rose State College degree requirements  and those courses generally completed in the first two years of a four-year English curriculum. It conforms to the articulation agreement among the state of Oklahoma two-year and four-year institutions of higher education. Specific program objectives include providing students with:

  • The comprehensive lower division courses in English to allow them to transfer to four-year institutions to pursue a baccalaureate degree.
  • An English capstone course to identify individual weaknesses in the required elements of study for English majors and to support students' efforts to strengthen those weaknesses.
  • English courses for non-majors who need to complete the Humanities requirements of their programs.
  • A basic general education foundation of English, history, government, science, math and liberal arts appropriate for students transferring to a four-year institution. 

What can you do with an English degree?

Options abound, from American and English literature to world literature, Black literature, American Indian literature, and creative writing. Students are well prepared to pursue a bachelor's degree in English.

View the many possibilities and directions available with this degree. 

 Faculty in the News

photo of William BernhardtNew York Times Bestselling author and Rose State College Professor William Bernhardt’s story about the legendary Prohibition-era lawman Eliot Ness will be made into a miniseries for NBC.
Details of the miniseries.
William Bernhardt's official site.



 Video profile of William Bernhardt.


photo of Tim TharpRose State College humanities professor Tim Tharp’s 2008 young-adult novel “The Spectacular Now,” a finalist for the National Book Award that year, was made into a film of the same name. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was chosen as winner at Oklahoma City’s 2013 deadCENTER Film Festival. "The Spectacular Now" is now available on DVD and Blu-ray. 
View details of his book. 
Access more information on Tim Tharp and his books.


Video profile of Tim Tharp shot during the Writing Short Course.

Official trailer for "The Spectacular Now."

Mojo book coverRose State College humanities professor Tim Tharp is a recipient of the 2014 Oklahoma Book Award for his young adult novel, “Mojo,” which was published in April 2013. 
Read the details of the 2014 Oklahoma Book Award for "Mojo" here.


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