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This option under the A.A. in Liberal Arts prepares students for transfer to a four-year college with a major in writing and/or literature. Students who complete this program develop excellent reading, writing, analysis, and research skills. Therefore, an English major can serve as a basis for careers in education, business, law, and publishing.

Students majoring in English at Sussex County Community College are given the opportunity to publish their work in College publications such as Idiom & Image.

Upon completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Communicate clearly, formally and informally, in both oral and written form.
  • Demonstrate facility in critical thinking, problem solving, and textual analysis.
  • Compose literary research papers using scholarly, peer-reviewed critical sources.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the diverse historical and social factors that shape authors and texts.
  • Display an appreciation for the place of literary texts within their individual lives and in the world as a global society.


Transfer Options

The Liberal Arts AA at SCCC is designed for students who wish to transfer into 4-year Bachelor of Ars programs. In September 2008, the governor and state legislature created a law that established a statewide transfer agreement for students transferring with a degree from a New Jersey community college to a New Jersey public four-year college or university. Students can now seamlessly transfer their academic credits from a completed community college Associate of Arts (A.A.) to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or from a completed Associate of Science (A.S.) to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program at New Jersey’s public four-year colleges and universities. Our Counseling & Advising Center can help you with transfer questions. More information on this opportunity is available at


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