CSU English student Grace Detwiler used her keen sense of initiative to open the ominously creaking door to writing opportunities in the realm of the macabre.


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.

LIVE ONLINE: Creative Writing Reading Series 2020-2021

Each fall and spring semester, the Department of English welcomes distinguished literary voices to share their work and engage with the local community. Visiting writers hold audience question-and-answer sessions, book signings, and more.


As CSU English professor Andrew Altschul prepared to publicize his new novel in person, the outbreak of COVID-19 set the stage for a summer at home.


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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.

Need help with a writing project?

The Colorado State University Writing Center is here to help. Visit the Writing Center website to schedule a free online appointment with a consultant today.

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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.

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English Department Events

Roze Hentschell

CSU’s Hentschell wins Thomas Mark Scholar Award

By Gabriel Saldana | June 24, 2020

Renaissance academics and university administration collide in two initiatives, which Roze Hentschell has undertaken as recipient of the English Department’s Thomas Mark Scholar Award.

Abigail Chabitnoy

MFA Alumna wins Colorado Book Prize for Poetry

By Gabriel Saldana | June 5, 2020

CSU English Creative Writing MFA alumna Abigail Chabitnoy wins the Colorado Book Award in poetry for How to Dress A Fish.

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29th Annual English Department Awards: Spring 2020

By Gabriel Saldana | June 5, 2020

The Department of English congratulates all students winning departmental awards, scholarships and fellowships for the 2019-2020 academic year!

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Graduation – Spring 2020

By Gabriel Saldana | May 15, 2020

This spring the Department of English recognizes all of our graduating students on their momentous accomplishments.