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English Majors Group

Are you interested in…

Becoming an English major?

Meeting other English majors?

Learning about what kinds of literature classes Palomar and other schools offer?

Finding out what in the world you can do with an English major after you graduate?

Discovering if teaching might be the right career for you?

Attending plays, films, and other cultural events?

If so, then we invite you to come meet other English majors and some of Palomar’s English faculty as part of our English Majors Group! We meet monthly during the regular semester. For more information, please contact Dr. Leanne Maunu at extension 2288 or via email at

Transfer Success

Our majors have had great success in transferring to top 4-year schools in California and the rest of the nation. Take a look HERE at the directions our recent transfer students have taken.


Fall 2019 Meetings:

  • Wednesday, September 25, 4:00-6:00 (Humanities 213) — Join us for the first meeting of the fall semester!  You’ll meet other English majors and we’ll plan out our activities for this semester’s meetings.
  • Wednesday, October 23, 4:00-6:00 (Humanities 213) — If you’re getting ready to transfer, you won’t want to miss our discussion of transfer issues & information. Also, we’ll be sharing, a la “show and tell,” some books, TV shows, videos, movies…whatever! So be ready to share a recent (or old) favorite to let others in the group know about!
  • Wednesday, November 13, 4:00-6:00 (Humanities 213) — Lots to talk about tonight, especially information about careers with an English degree, graduate school options, and our spring literature class offerings. There may also be a creative writing activity!
  • Wednesday, December 4, 4:00-5:30 (Old California Coffee House at Restaurant Row) — Join us for some end-of-semester/pre-final exam anxiety-busting, where we’ll have a “white elephant” book exchange and brainstorm some ideas for next semester’s meetings.

Useful Links for Palomar College’s English Majors

Interviewing our Professors (pdf)

UC Essays Guidelines (pdf)

Help with Composing UC Essay

ASSIST – California’s website for information about transfer and articulation requirements between two-year colleges and four-year universities.

Occupational Outlook Handbook – This is an excellent government site (run by the Bureau of Labor Statistics) that allows users to look up various job titles and find out job descriptions, salaries, job outlook, etc.

Websites that list career choices for English majors:

University of North Carolina at Wilmington’s website
Rutgers University’s list of career choices
Kansas State University’s website – includes skills that English majors learn
Albion College’s website
Portland State University’s website

Information about graduate school — listing of graduate programs that offer MA and PhD degrees’s guide to graduate studies in the humanities