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Giving you the information you need to make an educated decision about your English degree is a top priority for us, and so is delivering strong online programs without breaking your bank. We are among the most affordable four-year universities in the nation, and when you pursue your English degree online, the savings are even greater.

There are two ways to pursue your English, B.A. degree fully online at MSU Denver:

  • Without a concentration
  • With a literature, film and media studies or writing concentration

The Literature, Film and Media Studies concentration encompasses a range of American, British, and World literatures and film media; students examine how written texts and visual narrative media record the complex interactions between particular people and cultures in history. The curriculum explores major periods, movements, issues, forms, and innovations, as well as a large number of important authors and filmmakers of diverse backgrounds.

Learn about MSU Denver’s generous scholarships for English students.

Program Options

English, B.A. Major

  • No concentration
  • Literature, film and media studies
  • Writing
  • Secondary school teaching, leading to licensure
  • Literature

Linguistics, B.A. Major

English Teacher Licensure 7-12th Grade

Minor in Film and Media Studies

Minor in Rhetoric, Composition and Professional Writing

Minor in English

  • Literature concentration
  • Writing Concentration

Minor in Linguistics

  • Linguistics emphasis
  • Language emphasis

Benefits of Earning Your Degree at MSU Denver

The English degree program at MSU Denver offers you opportunities to stretch intellectually, creatively and professionally through internships, student teaching, the Sigma Tau Delta Honors Society and the following:

Career Opportunities for Our Graduates

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Because of their command of the written language and visual literacy, and their ability to deal with ideas and concepts as well as facts, English majors concentrating in literature, film and media studies are valued in many fields, including academe, law, and business.

Here are a few career paths to consider:

  • Web content strategist
  • Social media manager
  • Editor
  • Journalist
  • Technical writer
  • Teacher
  • Professor
  • Lawyer
  • Higher education consultant
  • Fundraiser
  • Nonprofit administrator
  • Brand manager
  • Grant writer
  • Screenwriter


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Assistant Professor Chereka Dickerson teaches African American literature and Black women writers. She has recently completed an award-winning Ph.D dissertation in U.S. minority and women’s literature.



Cynthia Kuhn_EnglishCynthia Kuhn

Professor Cynthia Kuhn is the author of the Lila Maclean Mystery Series. Her debut novel, “The Semester of Our Discontent,” received the 2017 Agatha Award for best first mystery.



Jason Miller_EnglishJason Miller

Professor Jason Miller is a fiction writer, screenwriter, and Pushcart-Prize nominee whose work has been published in the Starry Night Literary Review, Literary Potpourri, Ink Pot #2, Burning Word and Outsider Ink among others.

Featured Alumni

“I’ve had wonderful professors who’ve inspired me to continue my education and get the best out of my education.”

Janet Hernandez, MSU Denver ’17, is the first student in MSU Denver history to receive a Fulbright Scholarship. During her Fulbright year she will teach English and Spanish to elementary school children in South Korea.

Read more about Janet.

Alumni at Work

MSU Denver English program alumni have been hired by the following organizations:

  • Colorado Office of the Attorney General
  • Servicios de la Raza
  • Brain Balance Achievement Center
  • Aurora Public Schools Foundation
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Colorado Historical Society
  • Cesar Chavez Academy
  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
  • California Department of Justice
  • Colorado Office of the Governor
  • Neighborhood Solutions
  • University of Chicago Press
  • Aurora Central High School
  • Bear Creek High School

MSU Denver English alumni have been accepted for post-graduate study at numerous schools, including:

  • University of Colorado, Boulder
  • University of Denver
  • Regis University
  • University of London
  • University of Oregon
  • New York University
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • McGill University

Sample Classes

As an English major, the spectrum of courses you can choose from is staggering. Here’s a small sample:

LING 2011 - Origins of English Words

ENG 3440 - Myth and Literature

ENG 3770 - Multicultural Cinema

ENG 2512 - The Rhetoric of Social Media

ENG 3470 - Young Adult Literature


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