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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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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 provides an inclusive learning environment to promote the study of language, literatures, and rhetorics in diverse contexts. We are committed to fostering a respect for difference within our curriculum, our scholarship, and our community. Our undergraduate and graduate students learn to read carefully and deeply; to think critically and creatively; to write clearly, persuasively, and ethically; and to understand how power structures and cultural practices shape the production and reception of texts. Our faculty offer courses in literature, creative writing, composition and rhetoric, technical and professional communication, linguistics, film, English education, and theory and criticism. Our interdisciplinary approach provides a rich foundation in English Studies for our majors, our 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.

Best,

Kathryn Rummell,
Chair, English Department

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