English Department

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.

Nathan Heggins Bryant - Book in Common Presentation

The Contours of Prison Writing: Or what we (should) talk about when we talk about prison writing. Presented by Dr. Nathan Heggins Bryant.

Click Here to be linked to the presentation!