If you love reading literature, or if you love to write, or if you’re fascinated with the origins of the English language, then you should pursue a degree in English. This program offers broad exposure to the literature, history, and culture of the English language. You will learn critical thinking skills as well as how to write clearly, persuasively, and creatively. An English degree at Great Bay helps you translate your love for literature and your creative talents into a successful academic career and a fulfilling future solving real-world problems.
Why Great Bay?
The English program at Great Bay offers a good deal of flexibility in choosing electives. After completing the basic degree requirements, you’ll be able to focus your studies on literature, writing, film, and the humanities. Other program highlights include our small discussion- and research-oriented classes and the opportunity to complete an internship. The Great Bay English department is currently the only community college in New Hampshire to offer an internship in the humanities course.
- Communications specialist
- Government consultant
- Business executive
GBCC students enrolled in English, Humanities and Liberal Arts can register for English 289: Internship in the Humanities (offered in the Spring semester). This 3-credit course is designed to offer humanities majors an opportunity to put the writing, communication, critical thinking, creative, and collaborative skills developed in their coursework into practice in the world of humanities-related work. Students will explore answers to the question “What can I do with my humanities degree?” while ideally focusing on a semester-long internship project.