Students studying English at CU Boulder learn to read and write with precision, to think critically, and to be creative. We believe studying English cultivates humanistic and global empathy, and empowers students to be engaged citizens who help advance the world’s societies and cultures. We offer two concentrations: literary criticism and creative writing.

  • Learn to write clearly, think critically and read carefully

  • Practice articulating your original ideas, both in speech and in writing

  • Prepare for a wide variety of career possibilities