English at CSU

Undergraduate Programs

Just the Beginning

Whether you are taking English or Composition courses to fulfill requirements, taking elective courses because of your interests, or deciding to become an English major or minor, you will find many opportunities in the courses, programs, and people of the English Department. We welcome your participation in our classes and look forward to teaching you.

Why Study English at Colorado State University?

Graduate Programs

Our MA and MFA fields of study speak to our core values: academic excellence; innovative instruction; a collaborative, creative, and engaged learning environment; and commitment to the professional success of each student.

We offer four different two-year graduate programs and a three-year MFA within the English Department


The Composition Program is a vital part of the English Department at Colorado State University. We offer more than 250 sections of writing courses to about 6000 students each year, as well as serving between 2500 and 3000 students a year in our Writing Center.

In addition to offering courses that fulfill the All-University Core Curriculum (AUCC) requirements, the English Department also offers undergraduate and graduate degrees focused on writing.

Looking for more information about the Composition Placement Program? On the composition website you can find out about Composition Program news and events, faculty, courses, and degrees, as well as access contact information and related resources.


gtPathways offers resources that address how and why writing can be effective catalysts for learning in any discipline.

Faculty, instructors, graduate teaching assistants, and anyone else involved in this initiative will find useful resources on this site related to assigning writing, grading and responding to student writing, the importance of critical thinking, the challenges associated with integrating writing into a course, and much more.

The Rambler

The Rambler is a newsletter that includes what you need to know about registration, such as course offerings for the upcoming semester(s), registration details, advising information, important dates, Composition Placement Challenge & Re-Evaluation Essay information, and details about awards and internships.

The English department at CSU provides unique opportunities to explore the multiple ways that the English language is used to meet the demands of the twenty-first century.  With a vibrant and diverse group of teacher educators, linguists, literary scholars, novelists, composition specialists, and writers of creative nonfiction, the English department faculty share a passion for the cross-disciplinary study of the language arts in a community of critical, creative, and practical thinkers.