Online Degree

The Online English Program allows students to participate actively in dynamic, diverse, and interactive online learning communities and to complete their course work in their own time and at their own pace within the same semester time frame as on-ground courses. The online format enables them to complete course work using the latest networked information technologies for the same easy access to educational resources, advisors, and materials that on-campus students enjoy. If students are interested in TEP courses online, they should consult the English Department faculty liaison for TEP about the availability of online TEP courses. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.  However, priority consideration is given to students who apply by April 1 for summer and fall admission and November 1 for spring and summer admission.

  • A minimum of 30 successfully completed hours at the lower-division (preference granted to those applicants with 60 hours or an associate’s degree).

  • A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

  • Completion of two English Composition courses with a grade of C or better.

  • Completion of two literature courses (historical surveys preferred) with a grade of C or better.

  • Completion of one writing or rhetoric or grammar course beyond ENG 101 and ENG 102 with a grade of C or better.

  • An application letter that addresses why the student wants to major in English at UIS, why online degree completion is preferred, and any context that may explain a circumstance that might warrant a waiver of GPA or course requirements listed above.

  • Access to the Internet.

  • Computer skills and systems needed to study online (See Online Learning Resources for Students @

Degree Plan

Please see the Bachelor’s degree tab for the English major degree plan and course listings.