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English

The English Department is a vibrant academic community of nearly 400 majors and 35 full-time faculty.

Native playwright Drew Hayden Taylor discusses humor in writing with students, from left, Samantha Craig and Stephanie Tgibides. Photo by Meghan Moore

There are four ways to major in English, with concentrations in Literature, Theatre Arts, Creative Writing, Journalism and Professional Writing, as well as an online degree in English Studies.

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  • Ryan MacInnis
    English Journalism and Professional Writing

    Ryan MacInnis built a strong relationship with the career and co-op center early in his academic career that quickly turned into work opportunities.

  • Syeda Nizami
    English & Psychology

    Syeda Nizami is using scholarships, research fellowships and work-study jobs to graduate with low debt, so she can afford a career helping others instead of working to pay off student loans.

  • Keith  Mitchell
    English

    Keith Mitchell’s search for a university that challenged him as a teacher and scholar as well as offered a diverse campus community ended when he visited UMass Lowell.