Bachelor of Arts in English


UMass Lowell's Bachelor of Arts Degree in English offers a flexible and vigorous curriculum grounded in British and American literary traditions, the study of contemporary critical methods, and the regular practice of research and writing. 

UMass Lowell’s English faculty are active scholars and creative writers who conduct research and publish in a wide variety of literary and cultural traditions, including fiction; poetry and nonfiction; English, American, and world literatures; gender studies; rhetoric and composition; and literary theory, among others.

With this affordable and flexible program, you will develop a strong liberal arts foundation, as well as critical thinking, reading and writing skills that will serve you well in any future career or academic path you may choose.

Program Highlights:

• 100% online

• One of the most affordable tuitions in the nation

• Transfer up to 90 college credits

• Online students receive the same degree and University of Massachusetts diploma as on-campus students


Learn More About This Program:

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New students register for courses using UMass Lowell's New Student Registration Form. Current students register for their courses online by logging into the secure Student Information System (SiS).

Please see Fee Schedule below.

Type of Fee Amount
Fee Per Credit $380
Registration Fee Per Semester $30
Returned Check Fee Per Semester* $30
Late Fee for Nonpayment $50
Undergraduate Degree Application Fee $60
Total for Course** $1,170 ($380 x 3 credits = $1,140 + $30 registration fee per semester)

*Applicable when check is returned unpaid.

**Courses can vary from one to six credits; this total represents a standard three-credit course.

Registration is administered through UMass Lowell's Registrar's Office. If you have questions about registration, please contact the Registrar's Office at 800-480-3190.



The University of Massachusetts Lowell is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).



Admission is open to students who have earned a high school diploma or a GED. UMass Lowell's online programs operate on a rolling admissions basis. There is no application deadline, and each application is reviewed when the student's file is complete (i.e. once UMass Lowell has received your completed application and your official transcripts). Students must be admitted to an eligible degree or certificate program in order to be considered for most financial aid.

Financial Aid: 

Availability of financial aid varies depending on matriculation and course status. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at 978-934-4220 or to determine eligibility.

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