University of Southern Indiana
English students


In an age of constant communication - electronic, written, spoken and personal - success in today's world depends on a person's ability to understand and use language. This is precisely what an English major trains students to do.

The English degree program at the University of Southern Indiana offers students a choice of emphasis, with courses offered in creative writing, literature, rhetoric and writing and English teaching. Students interested in graduate study may pursue a Master of Arts in English.

English majors at USI have the opportunity to gain experience by completing internships with the Southern Indiana Review, a nationally-recognized journal that presents the work of emerging and established artists and writers, and to have their work published in one of USI's student publications. Additionally, the RopeWalk Reading Series brings several nationally-known writers to USI each year, providing opportunities for students and members of the community to interact with emerging and established writers.

English graduates go into advertising, business, communications, education, information science, media, public service, publishing, sales and writing. The English major also prepares students to pursue graduate study in English, education, political science, law, government, library and information science, public administration, psychology, counseling, communications, business and religious studies.

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