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Department of English College of Arts & Letters


About English

About The Department

The English department of California State University, Sacramento, is a community of teachers, scholars, writers, and support staff whose primary mission is to promote learning in composition, creative writing, English education, linguistics, literature, and the teaching of English as a second language.

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Explore Our Degree Opportunities

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Academic Programs

Undergraduate Programs

We offer two Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees: a B.A. in English and a B.A. in English-Precredential. Minor programs include Creative Writing, English, and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages); we also offer TESOL and Professional Writing certificates.

Graduate Programs

  1. English M.A. (with concentrations in Creative Writing and Literature): For students who wish to further their understanding of literature or their creative writing talent; preparation for teaching at community colleges, a career in writing, and/or admission to a Ph. D. or MFA program.
  2. MA in Composition Rhetoric, and Professional Writing: Offers preparation for careers in fields such as education, journalism, publishing, law, technical writing, advertising, arts administration, or civil service; or to pursue study at the doctoral level. We also offer certificates in Teaching Composition.
  3. TESOL M.A.: Recommended for candidates wishing to teach ESL in community college programs or in university programs in the US or overseas. We also offer certificates in TESOL.

Advising and Program Worksheets

Prospective Students: If you are a prospective student looking for information on our undergraduate and graduate/MA curricula, please see the University Catalog.

Undergraduate Advising Worksheets: Current English majors and English faculty can access UNDERGRADUATE advising worksheets (ENGL BA and ENGL BA Pre-Cred).

Graduate/MA Advising Worksheet: Current English majors and English faculty can access GRADUATE advising worksheets for our English; Composition, Rhetoric, and Professional Writing; and TESOL MA programs and certificates.

Undergraduate Minors and Certificate Worksheets: Current English majors and English faculty can access advising worksheets.

Current students who cannot access the links above, please send your name and student id# to and request access to the English Department Student Portfolio and Advising site.

Campus Resources

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Department of English
Calaveras Hall, Room 103
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact Us

Phone: (916) 278-6586

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