English@80: A year of celebration

Join the Department of English throughout 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 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.


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.


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.

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Rekindle the Classics: A monthly discussion on literary works

By Gabe Saldaña | September 18, 2019

Rekindle the Classics is a free and open monthly series of casual discussions about works of classic literature. Click for times and locations.

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Creative Writing Reading Series welcomes major writers to CSU, Fort Collins

By Gabe Saldaña | August 28, 2019

The CSU Department of English’s Creative Writing Reading Series welcomes major literary voices to campus to share their work live on stage and to engage with the local community.

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CSU professor’s poem in New York Times Magazine reflects on 1963 KKK church bombing

By Gabe Saldaña | August 22, 2019

The New York Times Magazine’s 1619 Project examines the legacy and lasting effects of slavery on American life through a compilation of writing and imagery. This past week, the project published a poem by Colorado State University English Professor Camille T. Dungy. She is one […]

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Humans of Eddy: Elena Brousard-Norcross

By | May 15, 2019

Elena Brousard-Norcross MFA Creative Writing: Fiction Anticipated graduation: 2021 What are you working on, doing in Eddy Hall today? Some personal writing, as well as catching up on readings for Form and Tech (Fiction). How do you spend most of […]

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Alumna Profile: Molly Reid

By | May 13, 2019

Molly Reid MFA Creative Writing: Fiction, 2007 PhD in Literature & Creative Writing from the University of Cincinnati BOA Short Fiction Prize winner for her collection of short stories, The Rapture Index: A Suburban Bestiary Fall 2019 Gettysburg College Emerging […]

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Humans of Eddy: Michael Hedemark

By | May 13, 2019

Most likely if you’ve spent any time at all in the main English department office, you recognize this person. Michael Hedemark has been a loyal workstudy in the English department every semester since his freshman year — and he’s not […]