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Department of English Undergraduate Programs

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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.

Local writer and film-maker from Indianapolis Alec Cizak will be speaking at an upcoming Kellogg Writers Series event happening this March 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Trustees Dining Room located in Schwitzer Student Center. With a body of works ranging from a film allegorizing psychological concepts to short stories featuring Midwest serial-killers, Cizak blazes beyond clear-cut genres and focuses on what he calls the "art phrasing and language." 
UIndy students and other guests from outside the university are invited to come and listen to Cizak share lessons learned and experiences gained from his years working in the writing and publishing field.