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B.A. in English, Literature

The English – Literature major at Colorado State University offers a curriculum featuring critical study of literature (from ancient to contemporary) in poetry, prose, and drama.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, August
Tuition Fee: $32,734 per year
Location: Fort Collins, CO, United States

Students in the English – Literature major at Colorado State University will become familiar with major figures and forces, but also with non-traditional writers outside the established canon.

Courses in literary theory will give students a sense of the wide variety of approaches that can be applied to the interpretation of texts. In all courses, students practice a number of different types of analytical and critical writing.

Potential Occupations

A major in English prepares students for business, government, or education careers that require broadly educated people who can think critically, communicate effectively, analyze texts, and write well. Many employers appreciate liberal arts majors for their multiple skills and their ability to adapt to a variety of tasks and work environments.

Depending on a student’s interests, the electives taken, or the concentration selected, available career choices include, but are not limited to: copy editor; project editor; manuscript reader or story analyst; sales representative; publicity and promotion specialist; advertising coordinator; production specialist; assistant book publicist; contracts and permission specialist; agency or arts administrator; human resource manager; etc



“My experience at CSU, and particularly in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology has been invaluable! The program was both challenging and supportive.”

Sara Bombaci // Master of Science

Courses Included

  • British Literature–Medieval Period to 1800
  • British Literature–After 1800
  • Researching and Writing Literary Criticism
  • Black Cinema and Media
  • History of Political Thought
  • Theatre History