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Bachelor of Arts in English
Interested in literature or creative and professional writing? The online Bachelor's Degree in English offers a vigorous curriculum in British and American literary traditions, plus an innovative mix of contemporary courses in non-traditional genres.
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Interested in the fields of literary studies or creative and professional writing? As a cornerstone of the humanities, a degree in English emphasizes clear writing and critical thinking.
UMass Lowell's online Bachelor's Degree in English offers a flexible and vigorous curriculum grounded in British and American literary traditions, in the study of contemporary critical methods, and in the regular practice of research and writing.
Our academic advisors and the English degree program coordinator will be happy to help you plan your course selections.
As a nonprofit public institution, UMass Lowell is dedicated to providing an education that's affordable and world class - and it's all backed by the academic integrity of a top-ranked research University.
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- Program for students accepted prior to Fall 2015
- Number of Courses Required: 40 (120 credits)
A maximum of 12 courses/36 credits are allowed as English Department electives. At least 4 English Electives must be at the 3000 or 4000 level.Students may select their English Department elective courses from any of the above English courses not already used toward the requirements above, or from any other 2000-level or higher English courses. At least one of the student's English Department courses must fulfill the English Department's Diverse Literary Traditions requirement.
The above list is partial and subject to change. Check the program website each semester for the most up-to-date list of online English course electives (courses with the ENGL.xxxx prefix).
**Note: Some Science with Lab Perspective courses have a lab incorporated into a 3-credit course, while others require that a 1-credit lab be taken alongside a 3-credit course.
In addition to the above Breadth of Knowledge courses, you must fulfill all of the University's seven "Essential Learning Outcomes" (ELOs) as you progress through your degree program. The Essential Learning Outcomes and their abbreviations are:
Courses that fulfill the ELO requirement are coded with DCA, IL, SRE, WOC, QL, CTPS and AIL. TIP: Look for Breadth of Knowledge courses and courses required for your degree that offer more than one of these ELO designations, so you can conveniently complete these ELO requirements as you take your required courses.
See the list of Core Curriculum Courses currently available through Online and Continuing Education.
For additional information on the Core Curriculum requirement, visit https://www.uml.edu/Academics/undergraduate-programs/gened/Core-Curriculum/
Choose either the World Languages Track (Option 1; 4 courses) or the World Ready Track (Option 2; 5 courses). All Bachelor of Arts in English students must declare which language requirement track they will pursue upon acceptance into the degree program by completing the Language Requirement FAHSS Form.
Take 4 consecutive courses in a specific foreign language (e.g. Spanish 1 through 4 or French 1 through 4).
Take 2 consecutive courses in a foreign language at a level above your current language proficiency AND take 3 "World Ready" courses, which are conducted in English and focus on the culture, civilization, philosophy, literature, history, politics of the region(s) in which the language you are studying is spoken. Approved courses will be listed with either "SPANISH" or "FRENCH" among their Core Curriculum Codes in our semester course listing. Please check with your advisor for assistance in selecting courses that will meet this requirement.
To receive credit for World Ready Flex Courses, students must submit an Exception Form signed by the instructor by the end of the course acknowledging that the student completed substantive coursework related to their chosen language track. The following are examples of courses that have been approved as World Ready Flex courses in past semesters, however these courses were approved for specific semesters. Email your advisor for assistance when selecting World Ready Flex courses.
For additional details on the foreign language requirements, visit the College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences website at https://www.uml.edu/FAHSS/Languages-Cultures/Language-Requirement.aspx.
All bachelor's degree candidates are required to earn a minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average (GPA), to present a minimum of 120 semester hours, to fulfill the residency requirements, to conform to the general regulations and requirements of the University, to satisfy the regulations and academic standards of the colleges which exercise jurisdiction over the degrees for which they are matriculating, to satisfy the curriculum requirements established by the departments or programs in their major, and to complete the University's Core Curriculum requirements, which are listed within the program's curriculum outline. For additional information regarding the University's general policies and procedures, transfer credit information and residency requirements; please refer to our Academic Policies & Procedures.
The University has built a solid reputation by offering one of the largest selections of online programs available through a traditional university. Courses are taught by full-time faculty who are experts in their fields, and by adjunct faculty who, as practicing professionals, bring real-world experience to the online class discussions.
At UMass Lowell, we are committed to providing you with high-quality, affordable online programs that make earning your degree or certificate more convenient than ever before. Our students have access to online course technical support 24X7, and our academic advisors and program coordinators are happy to help you with your questions.
ENGL.1020, or instructor permission
ENGL.1020, or English Majors
ENGL 1010,102, 227 or 229 or 2
Pre-Req: ENGL.1010/102 College Writing I & II
ENGL 2270or 229or 238or 239 Pr
ENGL 2000,or 227,or 238,or 239
Pre-Req: ENGL.1010/102 College Writing I & II
At UMass Lowell, we believe that students should have as much information as possible up front so they can make informed decisions before enrolling in a degree program or signing up for a course.
Tuition for UMass Lowell Online and Continuing Education students is the same for both in-state and out-of-state students. Tuition is priced per credit. To calculate the tuition for a course, simply multiply the per-credit tuition by the total number of credits per course. Exception: If the total number of course contact hours is greater than the total number of credits, the per-credit tuition is instead multiplied by the total number of contact hours.
|Per credit-contact hr.|
|Undergraduate Face-to-Face Courses and Audit||$340.00|
|Undergraduate Online Courses and Audit (except Manning School of Business* Undergraduate Online courses and Audit)||$380.00|
|Manning School of Business* Undergraduate Online Courses and Audit||$385.00|
|Graduate Online, On-Campus, and Off-Campus Courses and Audit (except Manning School of Business* Online, MBA in Haverhill, MSIT, Masters in Engineering Management, and Education Courses)||$575.00|
|Graduate Education Courses||$470.00||MSIT and Masters in Engineering Management** Online Courses||$590.00|
|Manning School of Business* Graduate Online Courses||$655.00|
|MBA Graduate Courses in Haverhill||$655.00|
|Registration Fee per Term (non-refundable)||$30.00|
|Late Fee for Non Payment||$50.00|
|Fee for Undergraduate Degree Application||$60.00|
You may take courses without being officially enrolled in a certificate or degree program, but you must meet the particular course prerequisites. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Class size is limited. We recommend that you register early to reserve your place in class.
For more information, please visit our Registration Page.
Complete the Online Undergraduate Degree Application Form (preferred), or print, complete and submit the Undergraduate Degree Application .pdf form. Please note: Your application will be processed once we have received your $60 application fee. Return your completed application along with your application fee to:
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Division of Online & Continuing Education
OCE Admissions - Southwick Hall, Rm 203
1 University Avenue
Lowell, MA, 01854
Questions? See our helpful Step-by-Step Guide to the Application Process.
To be considered for acceptance into a bachelor's degree program offered through the Division of Online and Continuing Education, students must hold a high school diploma or have passed either the GED® or HiSET®. Online and Continuing Education operates on a rolling admissions basis and each application is reviewed when the student's file is complete. Students must be admitted to a degree or certificate program in order to be eligible for most financial aid.