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About This Program

Giving you the information you need to make an educated decision about your English degree is a top priority for us, and so is delivering strong programs without breaking your bank. MSU Denver is among the most affordable four-year universities in the nation.

A minor in Rhetoric, Composition, and Professional Writing provides a program of study to help students learn to use rhetoric and to see how language and writing shape actions and attitudes to form persuasive discourse in a variety of contexts. Students study contemporary and classical rhetoric and composition theory, as well as visual literacy, research methodologies, and professional writing.

This minor complements any major on campus and gives students the opportunity to improve critical reading, writing, and thinking skills, as well as to conduct original, undergraduate research, to compose and interpret texts using multiple modes, including written, digital, and visual, to learn to tutor or teach writing, and to acquire competence in critical analysis and effective communication.

Benefits of Earning Your Degree at MSU Denver

The English program at MSU Denver offers you opportunities to stretch intellectually, creatively and professionally through internships, student teaching, the Sigma Tau Delta Honors Society and the following:

Career Opportunities for Our Graduates

Linguistics Careers

An MSU Denver Minor in Linguistics can be your springboard to careers ranging from writing and teaching to law and public service. Here are a few career paths to consider:

  • Web content strategist
  • Social media manager
  • Editor
  • Journalist
  • Technical writer
  • Teacher
  • Professor
  • Lawyer
  • Higher education consultant
  • Fundraiser
  • Nonprofit administrator
  • Brand manager
  • Grant writer
  • Screenwriter

Alumni at Work

MSU Denver English program alumni have been hired by the following organizations:

  • Colorado Office of the Attorney General
  • Servicios de la Raza
  • Brain Balance Achievement Center
  • Aurora Public Schools Foundation
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Colorado Historical Society
  • Cesar Chavez Academy
  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
  • California Department of Justice
  • Colorado Office of the Governor
  • Neighborhood Solutions
  • University of Chicago Press
  • Aurora Central High School
  • Bear Creek High School

MSU Denver English alumni have been accepted for post-graduate study at numerous schools, including:

  • University of Colorado, Boulder
  • University of Denver
  • Regis University
  • University of London
  • University of Oregon
  • New York University
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • McGill University

Contact the Department of English

Mailing Address:

Department of English

Campus Box 32
P.O. Box 173362
Denver CO 80217-3362

Mailing Address:

Department of English

Campus Box 32

P.O. Box 173362

Denver CO 80217-3362

Phone: 303-615-1800

Email: [email protected]

Campus Location:

King Center 4th Floor

(directly to the right of the elevator)