Department of English

Three degrees  |  Five areas of study  |  A world of possibilities

Celebrate English@80

Join the Department of English at CSU throughout 2020 as we celebrate 80 years as an independent university department. Click here for details.

Find What You Seek

Flexible Experience

Whether you are looking for a multi-dimensional undergraduate major or graduate program, a complementary minor, or an interesting course, you can find what you seek in the CSU English department.

The English department and the University Composition Program offer a wide range of courses and experiences. As an undergraduate, you choose one of five concentrations for your BA. Graduate students likewise choose from four MA programs or an MFA in Creative Writing. 

Throughout your program, participate in internships, clubs, workshops, and more. Attend an event in the Creative Writing Reading Series. Discover the limitless possibilities of an English degree.

The English department supports and abides by The Principles of Community, which in turn support the CSU mission and vision of access, research, teaching, service and engagement.

Ready to declare English as your major? Contact admissions now!

Xavier Hadley

Xavier Hadley this year’s MLK Day spoken word winner

By Gabe Saldaña | December 16, 2019

Creative writing and ethnic studies double major Xavier Hadley wins the annual Black/African American Cultural Center’s spoken word competition.

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Going medieval: Love, sex, marriage, gender

By Gabe Saldaña | December 13, 2019

CSU English Assistant Professor Lynn Shutters is a Thomas Mark Scholar specializing in gender, sexuality, marriage and changing cultural norms in the Middle Ages. Click for the story.

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Colorado Review Fall/Winter 2019 available to order

By Gabe Saldaña | December 5, 2019

Order Colorado Review now by clicking here. The fall/winter 2019 issue of Colorado Review is now available to order! This issue features poetry, prose, & nonfiction from exceptional writers such as Mary Grimm, Oindrila Mukherjee, Bill Capossere, Linda Russo and […]