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Career Connections

Career Connections is designed to help English Department students explore careers that interest them by drawing on alumni “connectors” (like you!) who have contacts in any of a number of fields.

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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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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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Read the latest news about and from English Department students, alumni and faculty

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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 Cal Poly English Department

The Cal Poly English Department promotes the study of literature, language, and rhetoric in an effort to better understand the human condition. Undergraduate and graduate students learn to read carefully and deeply, to think critically and creatively, and to write clearly and persuasively. Within our interdisciplinary department we house specialists in literature, creative writing, composition and rhetoric, technical and professional communications, linguistics, film, and English education, providing a rich foundation of English Studies to our majors, graduate students, and General Education students.

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

Kathryn Rummell, English Department ChairWhy Major In English?

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


Kathryn Rummell,
Chair, English Department

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