Total Minimum Credits = 120
A minimum of 36 credits, appropriately distributed, is required in English department courses. Students may not exceed the maximum of 45 credits of English department courses (not counting College Writing I & II). At least 75 credits must be earned outside of the major.
1World Ready Language Track (WRtrack) requires successful completion of the Beginning 1 and 2 courses of a language and 3 courses related to the history/government/literature/culture of that same country. (15 credits)
2Appropriate Writing Electives are listed below.
3Required of all freshmen.
Current UMass Lowell students should be using their Advisement Report in SiS. If you need assistance, please contact your adviser.
Refer to the General Education website for General Education requirements.
Restriction on off-campus study:
Two foundation courses are required (6 credits):
Four approved creative writing electives are required (12 credits):
Note: At least one of these must be a level II course.
Three 3000 or 4000 level literature electives are required (9 credits):
Any 3000 or 4000 level literature course qualifies. Review your Advising Report in SIS for the full list.
One of these literature courses should meet the department requirement for “Diverse Literary Traditions”.
One of the following is required (3 credits):
One capstone course is required (3 credits):
Three optional free English electives may be taken (0-9 credits):
Optional additional English courses may be taken in literature, theatre, or writing.
Not counting the required courses ENGL.2380 & ENGL.2000, students may not take more than two courses at the 2000 level.
Creative Writing students are not required to take a minor, but they are encouraged to do so. Depending on the student's career goals and interests, several different minors may be appropriate. All students are encouraged to discuss possible minors with their academic adviser.
Last updated: 10/26/2017