Enhance your writing skills

The English and Journalism department strengthens students' critical analysis of both the diverse and universal in human experience, as embodied in language, literature, visual media; and as shaped by time and place, race and religion, gender and sexuality, class and personal history.

The department broadens students' understanding of the grammatical and rhetorical conventions of language and enhances their ability to write effectively, creatively and ethically in the personal, academic, professional and public spheres


Career Opportunities

Successful completion of an Association of Arts in English may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations. Below are examples, some of which typically include additional degree work at a transfer institution. Northeast Ohio median salaries in 2020 for technical writers was $65,750 and for educational, guidance, school and vocational counselors was $53,220. See O*Net OnLine for additional wage and employment trends as well as required knowledge, skills and abilities.

  • Writers and authors
  • Poets, lyricists and creative writers
  • Journalist
  • Technical writers
  • Public relations specialists
  • Fundraisers and fundraising managers
  • Postsecondary education, communications, English language and literature teacher
  • Advertising and promotions managers
  • Market research analysts and marketing specialists
  • Copy writers
  • Politician
  • Lawyer
  • Insurance underwriters
  • Producers


Faculty Spotlight

Get Involved

Students interested in communication studies, transfer, or liberal arts are encouraged to get involved:

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Layce Artman I graduated with my associate degree from Lakeland while at the same time graduating as Valedictorian from high school. I plan to attend the Holden University Center to complete my bachelor's degree in criminal justice. Layce Artman College Credit Plus

Michelle Timms One thing I really love about Lakeland and being in the honors program is that the teachers have small classes and they are very devoted to their students. My friends at four-year institutions are taking the same intro classes that I am, but in large lecture halls with a lot more students. Michelle Timms Associate of Arts

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