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
Office location: Woodbury 109

Jessica Baron 
Office location
: Woodbury 109

Scott Raile
Office location
: Woodbury 109

Katie Vahey
Office location
: Visual Arts Complex (VAC) 330C

To meet with your assigned English advisor, please book an appointment through MyCUHub.

To declare an English major or minor, you have two options:

  1. Add the major or minor online through MyCUHub by navigating to "Add, Drop, Change, or Interested in Major/Minor" under the Welcome to Academic Advising section on your homepage. Follow the prompts to choose your desired program, and complete the declaration online through a DocuSign form. Once the declaration goes through, you'll be assigned an English advisor, and you can schedule an appointment to meet them (highly recommended for new majors)!
  2. Meet with an English advisor during open campus drop-in hours on Mondays from 1-3 pm.

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 “Colorado.edu” 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.