Liberal Arts and English Degrees Online
Become an expert communicator, thinker and problem-solver while expanding your job opportunities by earning a liberal arts or English degree online. UMass Lowell's top-ranked online programs will help you turn your love for reading, writing, talking, brainstorming and social justice into a rewarding career.
Liberal Arts and English Degrees Online or On-Campus
English and Liberal Arts Careers
English and liberal arts majors may choose to move on to graduate school or find rewarding careers in many different fields. English graduates often pursue positions in education, publishing, marketing, journalism, library science and law. Liberal arts graduates are prepared for a wide range of career options based on their selected concentrations.
"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."
Top Companies Hiring UMass Lowell English and Liberal Arts Graduates
- Boston Public Schools
- Brookline Public Schools
- Cambridge Public Schools
- Fidelity Investments
- Harvard University
- Lawrence Public Schools
- Lowell Public Schools
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Middlesex Community College
- Raytheon Technologies
- Santander Bank
- Springfield Public Schools
- Teach for America
What Can You Do with an English Degree?
Years ago, degrees paved linear pathways to specific careers, and a degree in English might have limited your options to teaching, writing or editing roles. Today, an English degree will prepare you for a diverse range of positions spanning many different job titles and industries.Discover What You Can Do with an English Degree.
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.
The English Department offers courses in American and British literature, journalism, theatre arts and writing to improve your writing, research and reading skills. The liberal arts program allows you to customize your learning experience by offering concentrations in:
- Art History
- Criminal Justice
- Gender Studies
- Graphic Design
- Legal Studies
- Political Science
Highest Lifetime ROI
UMass Lowell has the highest lifetime return on investment for public research universities in Massachusetts. The English and liberal arts programs offer among the most affordable online tuition rates in the nation and accept up to 90 transfer credits, allowing you to complete your degree in just 12-24 months. Additionally, substantial scholarships, grants and other financial aid opportunities are provided.
Liberal Arts Builds Skills in High Demand
Joseph Lipchitz, an emeritus faculty member in UMass Lowell's College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, sums up the meaning of liberal arts: "Liberal arts teaches one how to think as opposed to what to think."Learn more about the Value of a Liberal Arts Degree.