Academic Advising

Please note: The information below applies to undergraduate students. Graduate students should contact Anna Parsons, Julie Carrr (MA and PhD) or Elisabeth Sheffield MFA) for advising.

English Department Advisors

Kate Feldman Spring 2017 Office Hours: Drop-in advising: Mon 1-3pm (open campus drop-in hours); see for major/minor drop-in hours each week. Individual appointments: book an appointment at Office location: Hellems 08A (west basement, below English department offices).

Kyle Neidt Fall 2016 Office Hours. All-campus open walk-ins: Mon 1-3pm. Walk-ins for majors/minors: Tue/Wed/Thurs: 2:30-3:30pm. Individual appointments: book at myCUHub.colorado.eduOffice location: Theatre and Dance Building, C238

Worksheets for students who declare English as a major/minor

You may also check requirements by requesting the “What If” option in the Degree Audit system for the appropriate major or minor.  This will allow you to see how English classes you have taken or are presently taking will apply to major or minor requirements.

Using myCUHub for help with advising issues
(e.g. scheduling an appointment with your advisor and printing a degree audit)

Email policy

Your advisor is happy to answer your simple questions via email. Simple questions are those that can be answered by a yes or no answer or in some instances a few sentences. All emails sent to your advisor must be sent from your “” account. This is done to protect your privacy. Check your CU email frequently. Your advisor will send you important reminders only to your official address.

Important credit and numbers

  • 120 credit hours to graduate
  • 45 upper division credits required
  • 36 credits minimum in English
  • 45 credits maximum in English
  • 18 English upper division credits
  • 5 MAPS categories
  • 11 CORE categories
  • 2.0 GPA cumulative and in the English major

Major/Minor and Certificate Programs

Popular double majors with English: Philosophy, Women and Gender Studies, History, Political Science, Religious Studies, Theatre.  

Popular minors with English: Business, French, Philosophy, History, Theatre, Technology Arts and Media.

Popular certificate programs: Peace and Conflict Studies, LGBTQ Studies, Technology Arts and Media.