Understand the Human Condition
Reasons to Pursue an English Degree
English studies is a big field, including English education, literature, creative writing, composition and rhetoric, linguistics, and film and media. Our diverse classes offer students more choices and more opportunities to explore their interests. Students hone critical reading and writing skills. They seek answers to the difficult questions. They create. They lead.
Employers notice the depth of knowledge students with English degrees bring to business. In "Want a Job with the English Degree?," Paul T. Corrigan, blogger and associate professor at Southeastern University, offers suggestions for how English majors might turn studying what they love into viable, long-term career paths.
Study what you love.
Graduate on time.
Maximize career flexibility.
Turn classroom learning into real-world know-how.
- Need money for Linguistics or Teacher Ed classes? Apply for a Spring 2019 Scholarship each with a November Deadline.
- Spring 2019 Graduation Application due Nov. 9.
- Free Author Talk and Book Signing by Polynesian writer Johnny Frisbie to discuss her autobiography Miss Ulysses from Puka-Puka, Nov. 15, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., CAVEA Room JSSB 420
- Donate to the Lucas Fund. In memory of alum Lucas Dembicki, please support the emerging scholarship for MSU Denver students with a GED who are "pursuing a career in the field of writing."
- Graduating Senior Aspen Ballas will attend the Masters of Humanities in Visual Studies at the University of Colorado Denver. Great news!
- Alum Drew Austin has been accepted into the MA program at Brockport College, State University New York. Wow!
- Alumna Lindsay Lake will attend the University of North Carolina Wilmington to pursue an MFA in Poetry. Her graduate assistantship will involve marketing and event planning. Awesome!
- Graduating Senior Alia Kempton will attend the University of Oregon's MA in Folklore. Her graduate assistantship includes teaching composition courses. Excellent!
- Graduating Senior Kelsi Long will attend the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program to study poetry and publishing. Outstanding!
- A short story by Matt Lyons has been accepted into the 2018 Best American Short Stories to be published in Fall 2018. Way to go, Matt!
- English Ed graduate Janet Hernandez, '17, wins the first student Fulbright in MSU Denver's school history. Amazing work!
A Community of Scholars, Writers and Readers
The MSU Denver English Department embraces the University’s mission of inclusive excellence and strives for programs and courses that value diversity in all its forms: race and ethnicity, gender, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientations, religion, socioeconomic class, national origin and nationality, linguistic diversity, age, disabilities, individual differences, and cultural affiliations.