Undergraduate Programs

Come study English with us!

If you are passionate about the study of literature, film, graphic texts, new media writing, journalistic writing, or creative writing, the English major is the major for you!

Our English majors love to connect creativity to analysis, exploring the many texts that surround us--whether that "text" be a graphic novel, poem, webpage, play, film clip, or contemporary novel.  These "texts" can include pieces of workplace writing, journalism, and even student writing that you analyze as a tutor. If you already have a major in another field, but love these areas of investigation, consider an English minor or a double major in English.  ​If you want to pursue more focused study in Creative Writing, Professional Writing, or Irish Studies, you might want to do a concentration or minor in those fields.

Our hope is that you will take a course with us and be inspired to continue that study, experiencing all that English has to offer! Please take some time to learn more about our undergraduate program offerings by following the links below and to the left.

Undergraduate Programs

Additional Information on the English Major

Why UMass Boston?

Lloyd Schwartz poses for a picture, surrounded by books.

Lloyd Schwartz

Frederick S. Troy Professor of English; BA, Queens College; PhD, Harvard University

Lloyd Schwartz is a scholar, poet, music critic, Pulitzer Prize winner, and teacher at heart.

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