Welcome to IU South Bend's Department of English

Click here to declare an English major or minor!

For more information about becoming an English major, contact department chair Jake Mattox

Our programs are designed to expand students' understanding and skills in English language and composition, written communication, and literature. These programs prepare students for a broad range of careers, especially those requiring analytical thinking and expression and the ability to read carefully and write clearly. In addition to education and media-related careers, the writing and analytical skills gained in English courses will enhance careers in business, law, and medicine.

We offer Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees, a Certificate in Professional Writing, as well as Minors in English, Creative Writing, and Film Studies. We also coordinate the First-Year Writing Program and English as a Second Language.

Our faculty includes award-winning teachers, active scholars, and engaged community members.

Our students go on to pursue successful careers, become published writers, or further their education in Ph.D. and M.F.A. programs (often a combination of all three!).

View our Mission Statement here.

Why get an English Major? Find out here.

News and Events

Prof. Kyoko Takanashi was recently inducted into FACET; and Prof. David Dodd Lee and Departmental Secretary McKenzie Tozan recently had poems published in reputable literary journals. For more news and events, click here.

Contact Us

English Department Office
Wiekamp Hall, Room DW3127
(574) 520-4304 

English Department Chair
Jake Mattox
Wiekamp Hall, Room DW3147
(574) 520-4408 

Mailing Address:
Department of English
Indiana University South Bend
1700 Mishawaka Avenue
South Bend, IN 46634-7111

Fax: (574) 520-4538