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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.


The UMass Lowell Edge

  • Nina Petropoulos

    Nina Petropoulos

    English, Journalism & Professional Writing

    Nina Petropoulos landed a job with a Lowell nonprofit after a service-learning internship, thanks to her strong writing and website development skills.

  • Krystal Quezada

    Krystal Quezada

    English - Journalism and Professional Writing

    Local, regional and international experiences have prepared Krystal for life after college.

  • Aleksandra Tugbiyele

    Aleksandra Tugbiyele


    Aleks came to UMass Lowell for an education she could afford. She left with the skills to help others.