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!

Ryan Lanham leading workshop

Continue mission: A voice for veterans

By Gabe Saldaña | November 11, 2019

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

Creative writing competition for creative and performing arts scholarships

Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship Competition in Creative Writing

By Gabe Saldaña | September 24, 2019

The CSU Creative Writing Program is conducting its university-wide creative writing competition for arts scholarships. Click for submission details.

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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.