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Top Ranked English and Liberal Arts Programs

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Acquire the Valuable Skills Employers Seek with a Degree in English or Liberal Arts


Become an expert communicator, thinker and problem-solver while expanding your job opportunities by earning a Bachelor's in English. English majors may choose to move onto graduate school or find rewarding careers in education, editing, publishing, content marketing, journalism, library science, law, and more. The English Department offers many American and British literature, journalism, theatre arts, and writing courses to improve your writing, research, and reading skills, which will benefit you in any career or academic path you seek.

Liberal Arts

Pursue a customized learning experience with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree that offers concentrations in Art History, Criminal Justice, Economics, English, Gender Studies, Graphic Design, History, Legal Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, and Psychology. As a Liberal Arts graduate, you will develop robust critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills, as well as a solid foundation in the sciences and humanities. Liberal Arts graduates pursue a wide array of career opportunities in the business, government, and education sectors.

Both programs offer among the most affordable online tuition rates in the nation and allow you to transfer in up to 90-credits, enabling you to complete your degree in just 12-24 months.

Explore English and Liberal Arts Programs at UMass Lowell

  • English, B.A.
    On Campus | Mix | Online
  • Liberal Arts, B.L.A.
    With Concentrations in Art History, Criminal Justice, Economics, English, Gender Studies, Graphic Design, History, Legal Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology
    On Campus | Mix | Online

Why Should You Pursue and English or Liberal Arts Program at UMass Lowell?

Number 1

Affordable Tuition

Our online tuition is among the lowest in the U.S. In addition, we provide substantial scholarships, grants, and other financial aid opportunities.
Number 2

Real Faculty. Real Campus. Real Research.

Learn from UMass Lowell's world-class Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences faculty. They are scholars renowned for their engaging instruction and commitment to helping each student find the ideal career path.
Number 3

Build Skills in High Demand

Choose from certificate and degree programs that sharpen sought-after skills in writing, research, creativity and teamwork. A study of employers revealed they overwhelmingly endorse "broad learning and cross-cutting skills as the best preparation for long-term career success."
Number 4

Pursue Your Passion

If you love reading, writing, talking, brainstorming, social justice, UMass Lowell's programs can help you turn it into a rewarding career.
Number 5

Global Network of UMass Alumni

Upon graduation, you may take advantage of the global UMass alumni network.
According to studies from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), employers often rank skills such as critical thinking and communication — hallmarks of a liberal arts education — above technical aptitude as essential skills for career readiness.
—U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Career Outlook, "Putting Your Liberal Arts Degree to Work"