Department of English


Do you want to teach English in China, Kenya or anywhere you can imagine? Do you want to write the next big young adult novel series?

Do you want to learn all you can about William Shakespeare, Jane Austen or Toni Morrison? Do you want to be an English teacher and inspire another generation to become enthusiastic readers, writers and thinkers?

Our department has experts in linguistics, literature, rhetoric and creative writing who are ready to help you reach your goals.

Our English majors become skilled at researching efficiently and effectively, at thinking critically, at articulating their ideas clearly and persuasively and at synthesizing large amounts of information quickly and accurately. Studies have shown over and over these are precisely the skills employers look for in the people they hire.

Quick Links

  • English 191

    New students to St. Cloud State University take the First Year Composition course or another appropriate alternative to fulfill their Goal Area One writing requirement. An exemption is allowed for students who pass the FYC Exemption Exam.
  • English for Academic Purposes

    English for Academic Purposes serves international students and U.S. residents and citizens who speak English as a secondary language.
  • Intensive English Center

    The Intensive English Center offers six levels of academic English language instruction for English language learners seeking to move on to a university degree program.