Bachelor of Arts in English

About: 

A Bachelor of Arts Degree in English, with its emphasis on clear writing and critical thinking, can pave the way for a variety of career choices and is widely recognized as an asset in many businesses and organizations.

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.

Program Highlights:

  • Ranked a Top Online Bachelor's in English Program by Best Colleges.com
  • Ranked Among the Best Online Bachelor's Degrees by U.S. News & World Report
  • Outstanding faculty
  • Flexibility and convenience
  • Committed to student success

Learn more about this program:

To receive more information and connect with the program manager, please click on inquire now to the right.

Sample a Course

Visit UMass Lowell's Bachelor of Arts in English webpage for more information.

RESIDENTS OF ARKANSAS, KANSAS AND MINNESOTA
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is not presently accepting applications or registrations for online courses, degrees or certificate programs from residents of Arkansas, Kansas or Minnesota. Due to recent legislative changes the University of Massachusetts Lowell is not seeking state authorization to offer online programs in those states. State and federal laws require colleges and universities to receive state authorization to offer online programs in states other than their own. Current UML students that move their residence to one of these states should contact Catherine_Hamilton@uml.edu in Online and Continuing Education to determine their eligibility to continue their program of study.

Tuition/Fees: 

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 Non-payment $50
Undergrad 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 Division of Online and Continuing Education Website. Registration is administered through UMass Lowell's Registrar's Office. If you have questions regarding registration, please contact the Registrar's Office at 800-480-3190.

Note: Paper bills are not sent to students' home addresses. Students may access their bills when they log into their UMass Lowell "SIS" student account. 

Accreditation: 

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

Did you know?

The University of Massachusetts has earned many awards for its distance learning programs, faculty, and technology including:
  • Ranked a Top Online Bachelor's in English Program by BestColleges.com
  • Ranked Among the Best Online Bachelor's Degrees by U.S. News & World Report 
  • University of Massachusetts Ranked Among Top Best Values in Online Education by GetEducated.com
  • Excellence in Online Teaching Award, Dr. Jeannette E. Riley, Sloan Consortium Excellence Awards
  • 21st Century Best Practices Award, United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
  • Excellence in Faculty Development, Sloan-C Excellence Awards
  • Excellence in Online Programming, Sloan-C Excellence Awards
  • Excellence in Online Teaching, Sloan-C Excellence Awards
  • Excellence in Distance Teaching Education, United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
Admissions: 

Admission is open to students who have earned a high school diploma or GED. UMass Lowell's Online and Continuing Education 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.

It's easy to apply:

1) Apply Online or complete and submit the Degree Program Application Form (pdf).

2) Contact the high school or colleges where you took courses and ask them to send official transcripts directly to:

University of Massachusetts Lowell
Division of Online & Continuing Education
OCE Admissions - Southwick Hall, Rm 203
1 University Avenue
Lowell, MA, 01854

Note: Students who have attended schools outside of the United States must have their transcripts evaluated by the World Education Services (WES).

After you apply, you will receive a confirmation email.

Once your application and all transcripts have been received, you will receive an admissions decision. Call 800-480-3190 to speak with a UMass Lowell academic advisor.

Financial Aid: 

Availability of financial aid varies depending on matriculation and course status. Please check with UMass Lowell's Financial Aid Office to determine eligibility.

For more information or if you have additional questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 978-934-4220 or financialaidquestions@uml.edu.

Request Information

Contact: 
UMass Lowell Advising Center
Phone: 
800-480-3190
Campus: 
Lowell
Level: 
Undergraduate
Type: 
Bachelor's Degree
Credits: 
120
Tuition Per Credit: 
$380
Format: 
Online
Subject: 
Liberal Arts and Humanities
Social and Political Sciences