Department of English


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.

A write solution

As founder of writing company Metonymy Media and co-author of a book, UIndy English graduate Rock Brock shows that you can do what you love and make a living. Read Ryan’s story

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.

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