The Department of English provides graduates with the essential foundations of critical thinking, reading, and writing skills. In addition to pursuing traditional careers in the discipline—like teaching, publishing, library science, journalism, creative writing, and technical writing—our graduates succeed in business, law, marketing, and public policy. Our majors also pursue graduate degrees in literature, creative writing, rhetoric, technical communication, and law. While at CSU, English majors are encouraged to study abroad, to complete internships, and to engage in undergraduate research projects. English majors have presented conference papers at local, regional, and national conferences and published work in peer-reviewed journals. Our award-winning student literary journal, Arden, and the D. L. Jordan Endowment for Creative Writing also provide students opportunities to gain editing and publishing experience as undergraduates.
The Department of English offers the following degrees: