UMass Lowell English majors pursue a wide array of career paths in teaching, law, journalism, the editing and publishing industries, professional and technical writing, advertising and public relations, and work with a range of cultural organizations including theatres, libraries, museums, and non-profit organizations. Many of our majors pursue advanced degrees, and recent graduates have gone on to graduate programs at Harvard, Boston College, Suffolk School of Law, Oxford and Reading Universities in England, UConn, UMass, UNH, University of Vermont, Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and Indiana, among others. Many majors also participate in the “Fast-Track to Teaching” Program with UMass Lowell’s Graduate School of Education resulting in a B.A. and M.Ed. in five years of study.
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The Department is also home to the First-Year Writing Program, which serves every undergraduate student on campus through the sequence of College Writing I and II and related courses.
Like the rest of the university, our department has a strong commitment to community engagement through its curriculum and its connections to literary, arts, and theatrical events. The Department has three courses devoted to service learning, and has longstanding commitments to the Lowell Celebrates Kerouac! festival, the Merrimack Repertory Theatre, and the Lowell National Historical Park.
The department welcomes you to the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and we hope we see you in our classes, at our events, or around the great city of Lowell.