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Reasons to Pursue an English Degree
English studies is a big field, including English education, literature, creative writing, composition and rhetoric, linguistics, and cinema. 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.
- Spring Commencement, May 12: Congratulations Graduates!
- Fall Graduation Application opens April 13, Deadline: June 15.
- "A Day with Author Nancy Pickard," Sat., July 14, Tivoli Rm 640. RSVP sistersincrimecolorado.org MSU Denver students, faculty and staff please RSVP by May 20.
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!
- How do you spell . . . ? Recently, Drs. Troyer and Pantos, and Prof. Mitchell judged the Colorado State Spelling Bee sponsored by the Denver Post. Read about the long-standing tradition of MSU Denver English professors judging the widely-popular state and national spelling competition.
- Matt Passant will be attending Texas State University in the Fall for his MFA. Woowoo!
- English Ed graduate Janet Hernandez, '17, wins the first student Fulbright in MSU Denver's school history. Amazing work!
- Professor Jesse Ruderman has been awarded the Outstanding Faculty Award from the First Year Success's Scholar Recognition Program. Well-deserved!
- Dr. Jim Aubrey, along with colleagues Dr. Andrew Muldoon (History), and Dr. Akbarali Thobani (International Studies), has received a $92,000 Fulbright for a month-long course on South Asian politics and history to be held this June in India. Congrats!
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.