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STUDY ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

The study of English language and literature improves our ability to think, read, write, and speak on a highly sophisticated level. Mastery of these critical skills is crucial to success in any career. The CSU Bakersfield English Department is committed to making the entire university community more articulate, better educated, and more productive citizens of the world we inhabit.

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SUBMISSIONS TO ORPHEUS SHOULD BE DELIVERED TO MILISSA ACKERLEY, DEPT OF ENGLISH, FT 202A

The English Department at California State University, Bakersfield offers two undergraduate Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree programs:

  • The English Major in Languageand Literature (EMLL), which offers both breadth and flexibility for a diversity of career opportunities
  • The English Major with Credential Emphasis (EMCE), a single-subject preparation program designed for students who wish to teach in California secondary schools

The English Department also offers three different minors:

  • English Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Children’s Literature

For graduate students, CSUB offers a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in English, as well as the following post-baccalaureate certificates:

  • Writing
  • Children’s Literature
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL)
Please click on the links at left for more information about the English Department at CSUB.

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I initially chose English because of my love for books. I was a reader long before I was a writer and, though I didn't much care for writing when I began, I could not resist a good story. […] They always say that the chances of becoming a professional writer and doing what you love are slim to none. They were wrong, and my experience at CSUB showed me that. Close Quote
Kayla Freer, B.A. in English 2012
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Nancy Vera

BA and MA in English at CSUB


Nancy Vera

Accepted to the PhD in Comparative Literature at University of Maryland with TAship and full funding.

Congratulations Nancy!!!

A Brief Interview of Nancy by Prof MacQuarrie

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