Together Apart: A record of resilience

This clearinghouse for creative expression aims to record stories of the human spirit, experiences, and the ways in which students, faculty, and staff have come together as social distancing and a university closure mark the COVID-19 pandemic of spring 2020.

English@80: A year of celebration

Join the Department of English 2019-2020 as we celebrate 80 years as an independent academic department. Click the button below for free special events, department histories, video commentaries and an opportunity to share your story.


Assistant Professor Ramona Ausubel captures the world and the human condition in books; she teaches students to do the same.


The Department of English is a vibrant community of critical thinkers pursuing works of creative artistry and interdisciplinary scholarship within and beyond the walls of Willard O. Eddy Hall — our primary residence at CSU.


Assistant Professor Erika Szymanski studies how our perception of microbiomes can shape reality.


The Center for Literary Publishing wins a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.


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

Flexible Experience

Find What You Seek

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 take the next step?

If you want to join a diverse and inclusive group, which values individual voice and the power of community, and if you're curious about studying challenging ideas and texts, take the next step toward your English education at Colorado State University.

Click one of the options below to schedule a visit, apply to CSU or find more of the information you seek.

Thinking about an education in English but need a little more information? We would love to hear from you.

EJ Levy's collection named a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Debut Fiction

By CLA Web Intern | April 24, 2013

EJ Levy’s story collection, Love, In Theory, has been named a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Debut Fiction; winners will be announced in June. She read from the collection last month as part of the Virginia Festival of the […]

World Book Night

TESL/TEFL Graduate Students Promote Literacy through World Book Night

By CLA Web Intern | April 22, 2013

A group of CSU graduate students has been working hard to promote literacy in the Fort Collins community and abroad, and their work will soon pay off with the distribution of books through World Book Night on April 23. The […]


Department of English hosting "Working in the World of Publishing" Career Panel

By CLA Web Intern | April 8, 2013

“Working in the World of Publishing” Monday, April 22nd, 4:00-5:30 pm Lory Student Center Room 211E The Department of English and College of Liberal Arts are hosting an event featuring a panel of successful, local professionals in the publishing world. […]

English Department Facebook Page

By CLA Web Intern | April 3, 2013

The CSU English Department is now on Facebook and waiting for your “Likes”!  Just follow this link: We have all the latest campus events, the Rambler, summer courses, readings, and photographs of faculty, staff, and students up there. Soon to come […]

English Department College of Liberal Arts Awards

By CLA Web Intern | April 2, 2013

Leslee Becker and Sarah Sloane, Co-Chairs, Awards Committee, are pleased to announce that Tobi Jacobi, Matt Bradley, and Leif Sorenson have won the following College of Liberal Arts Awards: Tobi Jacobi, Distinction in Outreach Award. Matt Bradley, Excellence in Teaching Award, GTA Category. Leif Sorenson, […]

MFA Alumna Felicia Zamora's Poetry Published

By CLA Web Intern | March 15, 2013

Two sections of Felicia Zamora’s (MFA 2012) longer poem “Are we? Alone is but a state.” have been selected for publication at Puerto del Sol and her piece “Ballad of Conjure” was chosen by Gina Ochsner, guest editor, to be […]