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Department of English

Welcome to the Department of English!

Many students are drawn to English language and literature, but believe that their career prospects would be improved with a more technical or professional major. In fact, English is a versatile major that provides excellent preparation for careers in teaching, journalism, law, corporate communications-in short, any area in which strong reading, writing, and critical thinking skills are vital and rewarded necessities.

The Department offers English composition at all levels and a flexible undergraduate major with various options, so if you are interested in traditional or modern literature, language and linguistics, or creative writing, you will certainly find a match in our major. Our interdisciplinary option allows you to include courses from other departments.

If you have already chosen another major but would love to study English too, why not consider a minor in English or in creative writing?

If you wish to pursue graduate study in English, investigate our M.A. programs in English and in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). All of our graduate courses are offered in the evenings to accommodate working professionals.

Please feel free to visit the department to talk with an adviser about course selection.

Contact Us

Department of English
  • California State University, East Bay
  • 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
  • Music Building, 2579
  • Hayward, CA 94542
  • Phone: (510) 885-3151