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Cal Poly Masters in English

Find out how the English Department's Masters in English program can open your mind and kickstart your career.

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Honored Alumnus Jim Kouf, Jr. (English, '74)

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Screenwriter/Producer/Director Jim Kouf, Jr. (English '74) is 2016 Honored Alum

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Why Major in English at Cal Poly? - Students in classroom

Why Major in English at Cal Poly?

An English major or minor is great preparation for a career where critical thinking, nuanced analysis, and clear communication are essential. See our video and learn more.

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Lauren Cully on a Study Abroad program with Cal Poly's English Department

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The English Department is looking to the future — specifically, how we can continue our legacy of success through increased support of our students and faculty.

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Welcome to the English Department!


Please browse our website to learn more about our wonderful faculty, staff, and students.


Kathryn Rummell,
Chair, English Department

Welcome to the Cal Poly English Department

The English Department at Cal Poly awards a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts degree. At the undergraduate level, the department offers classes in American, British, and world literature, creative writing, film, linguistics and TESL, and composition/rhetoric. At the graduate level, the department offers classes in American and British literature, historical and contemporary literary theory, composition theory/practice, and linguistics. The department also offers a post-baccalaureate English credential program for aspiring secondary teachers. Outstanding students and award-winning faculty make Cal Poly's English Department one of the best in the state.

Are you interested in getting more information about attending Cal Poly? Please visit our admissions page to request info that is modeled to your interests.

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