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 lmaunu@palomar.edu.

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 2022 Meetings

Wednesday, October 12 – Welcome back! Our first meeting will be on October 12, and we’ll be meeting in Humanities 317 from 4:00 – 5:30pm. This meeting will largely be a “meet and greet,” but we’ll also plan out the rest of the semester’s meetings and talk about transfer issues. Also, bring a book to share (not literally “share,” but to show others as a book rec). We’re looking forward to seeing you all! Please take a look at this informational flyer and email lmaunu@palomar.edu if you have any questions!

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

GradSchools.com — listing of graduate programs that offer MA and PhD degrees
About.com’s guide to graduate studies in the humanities