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Degrees and Programs

The English Department at USI offers a Bachelor of Arts in English Teaching and a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in Creative Writing, Literature, or Professional Writing and Rhetoric.

English Teaching Majors and English Majors with a concentration in Professional Writing and Rhetoric may choose to complete a Bachelor of Science instead. The difference is a two year foreign language requirement. English faculty recommend the BA with the language requirement, because the study of foreign language gives students an advantage in an increasingly competitive global marketplace and diverse society.

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Major
Name Hours Courses Checksheet
English
English, Creative Writing Emphasis 42

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English, Literature Emphasis 42 Checkmark to find out more about Creative Writing Emphasis
English, Professional Writing and Rhetoric 42 Checkmark to find out more about Creative Writing Emphasis
English (Teaching) 42 Checkmark to find out more about Creative Writing Emphasis
Minor
Name Hours Courses Checksheet
Creative Writing 18 Checkmark to find out more about Creative Writing Emphasis
English Teaching 18 Checkmark to find out more about Creative Writing Emphasis
Entrepreneurship Minor, English Emphasis 18 Checkmark to find out more about Creative Writing Emphasis
Language Arts Teaching 24 Checkmark to find out more about Creative Writing Emphasis
Literature 18 Checkmark to find out more about Creative Writing Emphasis
Professional Writing and Rhetoric 18 Checkmark to find out more about Creative Writing Emphasis

Master's
Name Hours Courses Checksheet
English 33 Checkmark to find out more about Creative Writing Emphasis
Post-Master's
Name Hours Courses Checksheet
Dual Credit English Teaching Post-Master’s Certificate 18 Checkmark to find out more about Creative Writing Emphasis

Core 39
In addition to the departmental degree requirements, undergraduate students must complete the University Core 39. Our core provides the foundation for all baccalaureate degrees at the University of Southern Indiana. A university education prepares individuals to live wisely in a diverse and global community by helping students acquire both discipline-specific competence and broader knowledge and skills that reach across disciplines. View the classes included in Core 39 or talk to your advisor for more information.