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Department of English

Welcome to the Department of English

Dear Students,

In the light of COVID-19 and the Governor’s recent mandate regarding our campus, we're advising the most effective form of communication with our department is email.  We'll have limited access to answer phone calls to the main department office and request that if possible you email with any concerns or questions. 

Please email Andrew Castillo ( or Dottie Cartwright ( for assistance.  If you are unable to email, you are still able to call our main line (909) 537-5824, but our response may be delayed. 
Thank you for your understanding during this time.

Welcome to the Department of English at California State University, San Bernardino.

The Department offers a Bachelor of Arts in English, with concentrations in Literature, Creative Writing, Linguistics, and Rhetoric and Writing Studies; minors in English, Border Studies, Creative Writing, and Multimedia Storytelling; and a Master of Arts in English and Writing Studies with concentrations in Applied Linguistics and Teaching English as a Second Language, Literature, Composition and Rhetoric, as well as English Pedagogy and Public and Professional writing.  In addition, we offer certificate programs in Creative Writing, Public and Professional Writing, TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) and Teaching Writing. The Department also sponsors two annual literary journals, The Pacific Review (on our San Bernardino Campus) and The Concrete Desert Review (on our Palm Desert Campus).