Department of English professor Sue Doe now serves as a representative voice for about 1,500 CSU faculty members in her new role as Faculty Council chair.


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

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.


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 engage?

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.

Ann Diaz

English Alumna Serves up History in Cookbook

By Gabe Saldaña | May 13, 2020

Inspiration from her master’s thesis led CSU Alumna Ann Diaz into a two-year project aiming to bridge the “civilian-military gap.” Proceeds from the anthology cookbook support veterans’ programs.

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Continue mission: A voice for veterans

By Gabe Saldaña | April 11, 2020

Student-veteran Ryan Lanham continues his mission by giving voice to others affected by military life through the Veterans Writing Workshop. Click to join.

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University Writing Center seeks Graduate Student Consultants: Apply by April 20

By Gabe Saldaña | March 30, 2020

The University Writing Center is hiring grad-student consultants. This page includes all the information you need to apply by April 20.

Center for Literary Publishing NEA Grant 2020

CSU Center for Literary Publishing wins $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

By Gabe Saldaña | January 28, 2020

The Center for Literary Publishing at CSU has been awarded a $10,000 Art Works grant from NEA to support national and regional publications in 2020. Click for the story.

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.