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Why Earn an English AA Degree?

The stereotype of English majors mainly becoming teachers has shifted dramatically. In the Information Age, English majors build skills used in many new careers. The explosion of the Internet as a key medium to create, organize, present, and exchange information has increased the need for English majors.

Top Jobs for English Majors

  • Web Editors
  • Content Managers
  • Journalists
  • Technical Writers
  • Public Relations Specialists
  • Lawyers
  • Grant Writers
  • Librarians
  • Human Resources Directors
  • Social Media Managers

There is an increased need for English language teachers at all levels, in the classroom and online, in the United States and across the globe. You can manage language for a living!

Studies in English


College Writing
Analytic Writing
Technical Writing
Expository Writing
Creative Writing (Fiction, Poetry)

American Literature
British Literature
World Literature
Film as Literature

Student Activities for Poets & Writers

  • Leonardo, CNM's student literary arts magazine, offers all CNM students potential publishing  and editing experience, English majors and non-majors alike.
  • Main Campus Writing Group
  • Montoya Campus Writing Group
  • Westside Campus Writing Group
  • Visiting Writers Series provides readings by nationally-known writers that are free and open to the community.

Why Is Writing Important?