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!

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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 […]