Department of English

Welcome to the Department of English

Lesley Ginsberg

Chair's Message

The Department of English offers the B.A. in English with options in Literature, Professional and Technical Writing, Rhetoric and Writing, Secondary Teaching, Pre-Licensure for Elementary Teaching, and Pre-Licensure for Special Education. We also offer minors in Creative Writing, Professional and Technical Writing, Rhetoric and Writing, and Literature.

It is often assumed that teaching is all you can do with an English degree. Teaching at any level is an important and meaningful career, and our graduates place well. But the English major offers a lot of flexibility; indeed, it has been called the most useful pre-professional degree.

Besides education, students with the B.A. in English go on to graduate school and/or to careers in publishing, business, creative writing, journalism, law, non-profit foundations, government, and library sciences, among others.

WHY? The English major gives you experience in

  • Analyzing texts in a range of genres from our own and other cultures that represent various historical periods and civic movements.
  • Reading written, visual, and digital texts closely and critically.
  • Conducting research and evaluating and synthesizing evidence.
  • Composing your own writing that responds effectively to an array of rhetorical contexts, purposes, and audiences.

Our faculty comprises experienced and engaging teachers who are professionally active with research and creative works in the fields of British and American Literature; the Literatures of Ethnic/Immigrant Experience, Diversity, and Inclusion; Gender and Critical Race Studies; Sustainability; Rhetoric Studies and Writing Theory and Pedagogy; Professional and Technical Writing; and Creative Writing.

Please visit the links that describe all that is available to you in the Department of English.

We look forward to teaching you, Dr. Lesley Ginsberg



Patricia Ann Gray Scholarship

Applicants need a cumulative GPA as English majors of 3.0 or higher; they should have completed at least 9 credits of English courses 2000-level or above, they should be returning to complete an English major after a hiatus, and they should be 25 years old or older.More

Julie Welsh Scholarship

Applicants need a cumulative UCCS GPA of 3.0: they should have completed at least 12 credits of English. The award seeks to benefit single parents with a strong scholarly record.More


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College of Letters, Arts & Sciences | Department of English
Phone: (719) 255-4018 | Location: CoH 1045
Department Chair Dr. Lesley Ginsberg | Phone: (719) 255-4004 |
Administrative Contact: Rose Johnson | Phone: (719) 255-4018 |