Department of English

Undergraduate Programs

Flexible to fit your career track

Our majors are designed for today's students, which is why you'll find classes that deal with Shakespeare, but also courses such as ‘Graphic Novels’ or 'Web Writing.' You'll have the flexibility to study and write about authors and subjects that interest you, while broadening your literary and writing horizons.

Personal attention for success

Whether you are studying for a bachelor's or master’s degree, our professors are here to help. You can count on personal attention in the classroom, independent studies, one-on-one conferences and plenty of dedicated office hours. While earning an English degree at UIndy is challenging, you'll get the support you need to be successful. 

Choose the courses you want to take

UIndy’s English classes range from special topics like 'African American Literature' to foundational classics like 'Chaucer,’ enhancing your knowledge as a reader and your skill set as a writer. You’ll learn from professors with backgrounds in fiction, poetry, professional writing, publishing and literature, while taking courses that meet your needs and interests.

UIndy students to present “Beyond Words”

On Nov. 21, UIndy students will hold an event titled “Beyond Words” as a part of their Fiction Writing Workshop. The event, which takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Kurt Vonnegut Library, features readings from UIndy student Georgia Arnett and UIndy alumnus James Figy. Also featured are poet David Blomenberg, fiction writer Sarah Layden, and nonfiction writer Justin Heckert.

Get involved

Show off your writing through student organizations such as Etchings, UIndy's literary magazine, Etchings Press and WriteHounds. Or, practice teaching strategies to students in our Writing Lab.