Associate in Arts (AA) Degree


Take your first step to an English degree with us. Our guaranteed Transfer Major program lets you get all of your general education courses out of the way and focus on your major, too. With low-cost tuition, EICC is a smart way to do your first two years.

What You Learn as an English Transfer Major

Explore American literature while building critical thinking and writing skills. It’s a great start to your bachelor’s degree. Small classes provide the individual attention you want, and low-cost tuition makes it practical. You graduate with an associate's degree, and the general education you need to transfer. We prepare you to succeed.

What Can I Do With an English Degree?

An English degree is a path to many career fields. Yes, you can write a book, be an editor, work in media or public relations. But the critical thinking and communication skills you have are valuable in every field. Many managers and chief executives have an English degree. And it is a great one to build on in graduate school. With extra schooling, you can be a teacher, librarian, and so much more. 

A Solid Foundation


Write it down


Understand how to research, analyze, and evaluate information. Build your writing skills.

Creative Writing

It's a craft

Creative Writing

Share your voice through fiction, poetry, drama, and more. Study tone, perspective and setting.

American Literature

Read, read, read

American Literature

Analyze themes, philosophies, and styles tied to social and cultural contexts.

Contemporary Literature

You can relate

Contemporary Literature

Explore cultural themes through short fiction, poetry, novel, and drama.

What are Transfer Majors

The English Transfer Major is part of EICC's statewide Transfer Major associate's degree program. It was developed through a partnership between Iowa's community colleges, public universities, and many private colleges. It outlines the precise courses you need to complete if you want to transfer to a four-year college and study a specific major. The partner colleges and universities have approved the EICC courses, so all the credits you earn with us fully transfer toward your bachelor's degree.  It's streamlined and simple. 

If EICC is your first stop to a four-year degree, this is a great option!

Dubuque, Iowa

  • 2.0 GPA required for transfer
  • +2 years estimated completion at Clarke

See Clarke University Transfer Information

Contact an EICC Advisor about transferring

Ames, Iowa 

  • 2.0 GPA required for transfer
  • +2 years estimated completion at ISU

See Iowa State Transfer Information

Contact an EICC Advisor about transferring

Davenport, Iowa

  • $1,000 scholarship offered to EICC students who apply for SAU/Dual Admission
  • 2.0 GPA required for transfer

See St. Ambrose University Transfer Information

Contact an EICC Advisor about transferring

Keep Your Transfer Plan Current

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Maybe your intended next college has added a new major or maybe you’ve discovered a new interest. Check with your EICC advisor regularly and keep your own checklist going so you’re on the right path making the right progress.

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Inkwell Creative Arts Magazine

Inkwell is an annual literary and visual arts magazine published at Scott Community College. Each issue features creative writing or visual artwork submitted by talented students, alumni, faculty and staff. Flex your creativity by submitting work or joining the selection committee.

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Need some extra help? We offer drop-in and scheduled tutoring on each campus, and online, too. You can also get a writing consultation via email. Visit our tutoring centers for more information on services and schedules.

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Visit your campus library. Use the computers. Ask staff for help with research. Find a nook and enjoy a quiet place to study. Not on-campus? Visit EICConnect to access electronic resources, including e-books, magazines, videos, and databases.


Your Degree = Success

Planning to earn a bachelor’s? Start here, then transfer your credits or associate’s degree. Studies show community college students who transfer into a four-year do better than the students who started there as freshmen.

Get a remarkable education and remarkable head start at EICC.

Explore the value of an associate’s degree

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Contact the admissions representative from the college you plan to attend. If you’re not sure, you may contact any rep. Each can answer questions about any college or program.

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English Transfer Major: Locations

Clinton Community College

1000 Lincoln Blvd.
Clinton, IA 52732
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Muscatine Community College

152 Colorado St.
Muscatine, IA 52761
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Scott Community College

500 Belmont Rd.
Bettendorf, IA 52722
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