English Department

The English Department Website is currently under construction. If you have any questions please contact the English Department at 530-898-5124.

Why do students choose an English major? For the many things we study: language, ideas, and theories. We are really six overlapping sub-divisions under one umbrella—the English Department. We study literature, composition and rhetoric, linguistics, editing and publishing, English education, and creative writing.

What can you do with an English degree? Many things. Our graduates work as teachers (elementary through university, in the U.S. and overseas), editors, publishers, writers for television and movies, software publishers, lawyers, doctors, bankers—the list goes on and on.

Whatever combination of our six disciplines you choose to focus on, we'll help you develop communication skills, written and oral. And those skills will open many doors for you.

For more information about our programs, visit the pages along the top navigation, and feel free to stop by the department office in Siskiyou Hall 102 any time.


Student Ben Mullin Earns Fellowships with Google, Poynter Institute

California State University, Chico graduating senior Ben Mullin has been selected for two prestigious journalism fellowships: the 10-week summer Google Fellowship and the yearlong Naughton Fellowship. Ben is a double major in Journalism and English.

Read more here.


The Writer's Voice

The Writer’s Voice is California State University, Chico’s literary arts reading series. Funded by contributions from the Department of English and the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, the Writer’s Voice introduces contemporary writers to citizens of the North Valley. All readings are free and open to the public.


Creative Writing Awards