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.

Considering a career in TESOL?

Explore your interest in teaching English to speakers of other languages, either in the U.S. or abroad, through UIndy’s undergraduate TESOL concentration. You've probably guessed that teaching English requires knowledge and skills beyond your native speaking abilities, but did you know that you don't have to be an English major to become a TESOL professional? This 12-credit hour concentration can be combined with any major, and will help you build the qualifications you need to begin your journey as an English language educator.

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