• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

English - Writing, Rhetoric and Literacy major at Colorado State University is designed for students who wish to pursue the study of theories and practices of writing and rhetoric. 

The Writing, Rhetoric and Literacy concentration offers students the ability to:

  • Study writing in a department that takes a humanistic approach to learning
  • Engage writing and rhetoric with a focus on genre, audience, invention, and style
  • Explore and practice writing and rhetorical approaches in social, cultural, and historical contexts

Potential Occupations

A major in English prepares students for business, government, or education careers that require broadly educated people who can think critically, communicate effectively, analyze texts, and write well. Many employers appreciate liberal arts majors for their multiple skills and their ability to adapt to a variety of tasks and work environments.

The department encourages experiential education by offering a variety of internship opportunities.

Students are also invited to generate their own positions in fields of interests, as well as pursue established local, regional, or national internships. Graduates who go on for advanced studies can attain more responsible positions with the possibility of rising to top professional levels.

Depending on a student’s interests, the electives taken, or the concentration selected, available career choices include, but are not limited to: copy editor; project editor; manuscript reader or story analyst; sales representative; publicity and promotion specialist; advertising coordinator; production specialist; assistant book publicist; contracts and permission specialist; agency or arts administrator; human resource manager; human services program developer; public relations; English teacher; teacher of English as a second language; curriculum developer; education administrator; grant writer; technical writer for business, industry, or science; magazine, newspaper, television, education, or government writer; biographer or writer of prose, fiction, or nonfiction; lyricist.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Writing in the Disciplines: Arts and Humanities
  • Writing in the Disciplines: Sciences  
  • Writing in the Disciplines: Social Sciences
  • Writing in the Disciplines: Education
  • Principles of Digital Rhetoric and Design 
  • Literary Criticism and Theory 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    53

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • Application for admission
  • $50 application fee or waiver
  • Official high school transcript
  • Personal statement
  • Recommendation
  • English proficiency test results
  • Immigration documents (for international students)
  • ACT or SAT results (optional for international students)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30780 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    12058 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12058 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fort Collins

  • 1210 - 1800 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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