Welcome to English at UIC.

Our department is home to a rich array of student programs and award-winning faculty research, held together by common commitments to studying the power of words. With our jointly-governed faculty and an instructor-led curriculum, we proudly teach First Year Writing to the entire UIC undergraduate population. We are the largest humanities major at UIC, and offer MA and PhD programs in English studies, creative writing, and English education.

Located in Chicago, Illinois, a dynamic city with the third-largest metropolitan area in the nation, the English Department at UIC benefits from our public research institution setting as well as the dedicated and world-class faculty who call UIC home.

Learn more about our programs.