Department of English and Modern Languages

Join a Nationally Ranked Program.

Our department offers majors in English on campus and in English online, ranked #6 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. We also offer minors in English and Spanish, and a professionalized M.A. in English with two concentrations: Digital Publishing and Digital Pedagogy.

What’s New:

  • Our newly designed M.A. with two distinct concentrations is entering its second year. Focus on Creative Writing and Digital Publishing or Digital Pedagogy. Read more about it here or meet the students.
  • The Shelterbelt Creative Writing and Publishing Series is currently working to launch a press. For more information, see their Facebook page.
  • Our website has been recently updated. Look around and see what’s new.

Upcoming Events:

The UIS English and Modern Languages Department offers:

Best Colleges, National Universities, 2016

Student Bobby Bolt presents his work
Student Bobby Bolt presents his work
Undergraduate students discuss presentations
Undergraduate students discuss presentations

To learn more about our department, our mission, and what we offer our students, check out our About section.