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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.

  • Abimalec Martinez

    English, Spanish minor

    English major Abi Martinez plans to work in college admissions, with a focus on recruiting minority students. She’s gotten both work and academic experiences on campus that will help her toward her goal.

  • Ianna Hondros-McCarthy

    Psychology, English (pre-med), Peace and Conflict Studies

    Ianna Hondros-McCarthy knows that you don’t have to travel far, or mortgage your future, to get an excellent education. She says, “Coming to UMass Lowell was the best possible decision for me.”