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English Chair, Tony Szczesiul  presents author, Stephen King  with a t-shirt after speaking to UMass Lowell English students.

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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Meet Our Students

  • Jack Neary

    English

    Jack Neary ’73 is a prolific playwright, director and actor with 34 published works to his name.

  • Jacob Solomon

    English, Mathematics

    Jacob Solomon is as well-rounded as they come. The honors English and math major is assisting with research in a biology lab.

  • Moniphal Bing

    English

    Moniphal Bing was able to study abroad in Cambodia, which his parents fled before he was born, through a new partnership with the American University of Phnom Penh.