UMass Lowell's Bachelor of Arts 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. 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.

Courses are taught by UMass Lowell English faculty -- 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.

Program Highlights:

  • Apply anytime
  • Transfer in up to 90 credits
  • One of the most affordable tuitions in the nation
  • Ranked as a top online bachelor's program by U.S. News & World Report
  • Earn your degree online from a public research university and a leader in online education
  • Online students receive the same UMass Lowell degree and diploma as on-campus students

Learn More About This Program:

For more information, visit UMass Lowell's Bachelor of Arts in English webpage.

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.

For additional registration information, visit UMass Lowell's website.


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 as soon as all application materials have been received.

Financial Aid: 

Availability of financial aid varies depending on matriculation and course status. Please contact the Solution Center at 978-934-2000 or TSC@uml.edu to determine eligibility.