Students who major in English at UMass Lowell can expect a curriculum that combines a solid foundation with diverse opportunities for research, writing, and practical experience.
The Department of English seeks to offer an intellectually rigorous program of study that will promote lifelong learning. To this end, we provide English majors with a historical foundation in British and American literature and the history of the English language. Leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree, concentrations within the major in literature, writing, and theatre arts recognize students' differing career paths.
In addition, the general minor in English and specialized minors in writing and theatre arts complement degree programs in other disciplines. We also offer numerous electives appealing to majors and non-majors alike.
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.
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