The written word and the spoken word are both essential elements of successful communication — the number one skill sought by employers, regardless of occupation and industry.

To give you those skills, Waubonsee offers classes and concentrations in our English Program. You’ll be prepared to advance your thinking and writing in your academic journey and professional career, whether your goal is to write, teach, work in publishing, or simply elevate your communication skills.

Studying English at Waubonsee

Complete your associate degree
in one year!  Learn more.

Our dedicated professors bring varied specialties and backgrounds to the classroom, and teach in small settings to provide personal attention to every student. The program also offers the opportunity to get hands-on experience working on our Horizons literary journal, enhancing your resume with publisher and editor credits and writer bylines from a professional publication.

Working in English

In writing we articulate ideas and reasoning. In literature we find expressions of humanity, helping us go beyond, rise above time and place. Today’s digital environment means writing and reading are more important than ever before, especially for career professionals. Being well-read and capable of researching and clearly writing reports and presentations can lead to accomplishments in fields like business, marketing, education and other communication-focused industries.

Transfer Guide

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With proper planning, our transfer degrees can take you anywhere, but check out this guide (pdf) for specific course recommendations for select area four-year schools.

Meet Your Faculty


View a listing of faculty members in this program.

Costs and Payments


Learn how affordable your dreams can be at Waubonsee.