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.

Fiction writer to visit UIndy

On Nov. 7, author Jeffrey Condran will speak as a part of the University’s Kellogg Writers Series. Condran was awarded the 2010 William Peden Prize. The Kellogg Writers Series brings nationally-recognized authors to campus and provides UIndy students with unique opportunities to meet with working writers. Students in the Literary Arts Programming course work with faculty to facilitate the series, one of many opportunities for English majors to gain real-world experience in the writing field. Learn more about the Kellogg Writers Series ►

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.