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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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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.

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

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Phone: (916) 278-6586

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