Two male UMass Lowell students dramatic reading of Charles Dickens.

English Majors

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

Course Requirements

The Department of English provides all majors with a historical foundation in British and American literary traditions, as well as a thorough background in various interpretive approaches. In addition to fulfilling the University's General Education requirements, majors choose one of four concentrations.

Note: If you began the English major prior to Fall 2010, you are completing your program under the two former concentrations.